Papaya vs Guava - What's the difference?

papaya | guava |


As nouns the difference between papaya and guava

is that papaya is a tropical American evergreen tree, Carica papaya, having large, yellow, edible fruit while guava is a tropical tree or shrub of the myrtle family, Psidium guajava.

papaya

English

(wikipedia papaya)

Noun

(en noun)
  • A tropical American evergreen tree, Carica papaya , having large, yellow, edible fruit
  • The fruit of this tree.
  • Synonyms

    * pawpaw (Australia), common term for papaya, but strictly speaking this refers to a different tree / fruit

    See also

    * papain ----

    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.