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also pa·paw  (pô′pô)
1. Any of various deciduous trees and shrubs of the genus Asimina of the eastern and southeast United States, especially A. triloba, having maroon flowers with three sepals and six petals and fleshy, yellowish-green, edible fruit.
2. The fruit of any of these plants.
3. See papaya.

[Originally a variant of papaya.]


(Plants) a variant of papaw, papaya



(ˈpɔˌpɔ, pəˈpɔ)

1. a tree, Asimina triloba, of the annona family, native to the eastern U.S., having large, oblong leaves and purplish flowers.
2. the fleshy, edible fruit of this tree.
3. papaya.
[1525–75; unexplained alter. of papaye papaya]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.pawpaw - tropical American shrub or small tree having huge deeply palmately cleft leaves and large oblong yellow fruitpawpaw - tropical American shrub or small tree having huge deeply palmately cleft leaves and large oblong yellow fruit
papaya - large oval melon-like tropical fruit with yellowish flesh
Carica, genus Carica - type genus of the Caricaceae; tropical American trees: papayas
fruit tree - tree bearing edible fruit
2.pawpaw - small tree native to the eastern United States having oblong leaves and fleshy fruitpawpaw - small tree native to the eastern United States having oblong leaves and fleshy fruit
papaw, pawpaw - fruit with yellow flesh; related to custard apples
custard apple, custard apple tree - any of several tropical American trees bearing fruit with soft edible pulp
3.pawpaw - fruit with yellow flesh; related to custard apples
edible fruit - edible reproductive body of a seed plant especially one having sweet flesh
Asimina triloba, papaw, papaw tree, pawpaw - small tree native to the eastern United States having oblong leaves and fleshy fruit


[ˈpɔːpɔː] N
1. (Brit) = papaya
2. (US) → asimina f, chirimoya f


paw-paw [ˈpɔːpɔː] n (British) (= papaya) → papaye f


nPapaya f
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