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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (3)

1. tropical American shrub or small tree having huge deeply palmately cleft leaves and large oblong yellow fruit;
[syn: papaya, papaia, pawpaw, papaya tree, melon tree, Carica papaya]

2. small tree native to the eastern United States having oblong leaves and fleshy fruit;
[syn: pawpaw, papaw, papaw tree, Asimina triloba]

3. fruit with yellow flesh; related to custard apples;
[syn: papaw, pawpaw]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Papaw \Pa*paw"\, n. [Prob. from the native name in the West Indies; cf. Sp. papayo papaw, papaya the fruit of the papaw.] [Written also pawpaw.] 1. (Bot.) Same as papaya, senses 1 and 2. [1913 Webster +PJC] 2. (Bot.) A tree of the genus Asimina (Asimina triloba), growing in the western and southern parts of the United States, and producing a sweet edible fruit; also, the fruit itself. --Gray. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

papaya \pa*pa"ya\, n. [Prob. from the native name in the West Indies; cf. Sp. papayo papaw, papaya the fruit of the papaw.] 1. (Bot.) A tree (Carica Papaya) of tropical America, belonging to the order Passiflore[ae]; called also papaw and pawpaw. It has a soft, spongy stem, eighteen or twenty feet high, crowned with a tuft of large, long-stalked, palmately lobed leaves. The milky juice of the plant is said to have the property of making meat tender. [1913 Webster +PJC] 2. The fruit of the papaya tree; it is a dull orange-colored, melon-shaped fruit, which is eaten both raw and cooked or pickled. The fruit contains papain, a protease. [1913 Webster + PJC]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Pawpaw \Paw`paw"\, n. (Bot.) Same as Papaya. [1913 Webster]




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