PERU

Did You Know?


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'...



LOL!



This post has been written for the Z-A in 26 Days  Challenge at 'I Rhyme Without Reason'



Comments

Sid said…
oh wow... this challenge is seem everywhere.... interesting...:D
Nanka said…
Lovely Peru and I do enjoy eating it though it is strongly flavored :) Remember eating that one too :D Love your poem on the fruit really mouth watering!!
magiceye said…
thank you so much for the info about peru and the delicious poetry too!!
RGB said…
That's interesting - the Marathi version having a link to the fruit's roots! And nice shot at a poem, dedicated to the Guava!
Bikram said…
Vibhzyyy amrooooood :) hamare yahan yeh kehte hain :)
and little guy is doing good, as such they say kids should eat guava makes there jaws and teeth STRONG... nice little poem in the end
vibhutib said…
LOL...Ripe and nice the perus here disappear in no time!! :) Missing you..:(
vibhutib said…
You are most welcome. Deepakji do take some time out and come over to sample some..:D
vibhutib said…
Hey RGB,
I was amazed too at the probable roots to the name being coined for the fruit!
Thanks once again..:D
vibhutib said…
khate jao khate jao, prabhu ke gunn gatte jao!!! :P
nimaruichi said…
I love perus too. And, your description of the fruit? Delicious!
Vivek said…
Trivia for me :)..I only knew that Peru is a country, so the marathi people call that country as Guava, is it ?? :))
Shalmalee said…
Wowieeeee....nice one!
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and i love perus too!
Varsha said…
haha nice one.. i didn't know that peru name was coined bec of 'peru' country..
vibhutib said…
LOL, Im not stating any fact ..IM just observing and wondering!!!
Now you have thrown light on a new angle...Guava country ??? ROFL...
vibhutib said…
Its not been declared so Varsha..I was just wondering aloud! Dont take it too seriously..:P
Rajlakshmi said…
lolzzzz :D thats a lovely one :d cute photo too :D

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