Guava vs Donut - What's the difference?

guava | donut |


As nouns the difference between guava and donut

is that guava is a tropical tree or shrub of the myrtle family, Psidium guajava while donut is a deep-fried piece of dough or batter, commonly made in a toroidal or ellipsoidal shape, and mixed with various sweeteners and flavors, sometimes filled with jelly, custard or cream.

guava

English

(wikipedia guava)

Noun

(en noun)
  • A tropical tree or shrub of the myrtle family, Psidium guajava .
  • Its yellowish tropical fruit, 1¼ to 2 inches, globular or pear-shaped with thin, yellow, green or brown skin, is often made into jams and jellies. The meat is yellowish or pale green to pink in color.
  • donut

    English

    Alternative forms

    * doughnut

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (North America) A deep-fried piece of dough or batter, commonly made in a toroidal or ellipsoidal shape, and mixed with various sweeteners and flavors, sometimes filled with jelly, custard or cream.
  • *1900 , (George Wilbur Peck), Peck’s bad boy and his pa, Stanton and Van Vliet, p. 107:
  • *:…Pa said he guessed he hadn’t got much appetite, and he would just drink a cup of coffee and eat a donut.
  • (North America) Anything in the shape of a torus
  • (North America, automobile) a peel-out or skid-mark in the shape of donut; a 360-degree skid.
  • (North America) A spare tire, smaller and less durable than a full-sized tire, only intended for temporary use.
  • A toroidal cushion typically used by hemorrhoid patients.
  • Usage notes

    Rare until 1950s, increasingly popular since then,donut, doughnut]”, Google Ngram viewer possibly influenced by spread of (w, Dunkin' Donuts) (founded 1950).“[http://www.slate.com/articles/technology/future_tense/2013/09/google_ngram_viewer_a_language_time_machine.html The Language Time Machine: Google’s Ngram Viewer gave us a new way to explore history, but has it led to any real discoveries?”, by Elizabeth Weingarten, Slate, Sept. 9, 2013

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