Guavas are fruits belonging to the genus Psidium which means 'Pomegranate' in Latin and there are about a 100 such species of tropical plants.
At the time of the Spanish explorations the guava fruit was first found at Peru and in today's times the same guava fruit is widely recognised as PERU in Marathi.
Is there any chance that the colloquial name may have originated due to its native roots?
My 2 year old son has learnt to call this fruit by both the names, Guava in English & Peru in Marathi.
For those who wish to SEE the fruit for clarification on exactly which fruit we are discussing, here is a pic'...
This post has been written for the Z-A in 26 Days Challenge at 'I Rhyme Without Reason'
& the 3 Word Wednesday