from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun In Peru, a myrtaceous tree, Campomanesia lineatifolia, allied to the guava, which grows to a height of 20 or 30 feet. The leaves smell like myrtle and have an acid astringent taste. The bright yellow fruit, which is about the size of an apple, is very fragrant, and is used as an ingredient of an agreeable perfume called mistura.


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