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paw·paw

also pa·paw  (pô′pô)
n.
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.]

pawpaw

(ˈpɔːˌpɔː)
n
(Plants) a variant of papaw, papaya

paw•paw

pa•paw

(ˈpɔˌpɔ, pəˈpɔ)

n.
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
Translations

pawpaw

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

pawpaw

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

pawpaw

nPapaya f
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Twenty or thirty monkeys bounded away to bring him nuts and wild pawpaws.
Construction of the factory will save farmers up to Sh10 million used to transport mangoes, oranges, pawpaws, watermelons and passion fruit to far markets.
Along the way, I've definitely eaten my share of pawpaws.
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This is their way of saying that the food is here," Zeonyuway explained as he threw pawpaws, bananas and other fruit for the animals.
GHANA'S PRINCIPAL CROPS HORTICULTURAL WEIGHT VALUE PRODUCTS (KG) (US$) Pineapples 41,211,912 16,815,539 Bananas 60,424,502 15,317,326 Yams 25,079,360 12,251,121 Mangoes 1,222,332 2,688,654 Flowers 811,814 2,025,099 Vegetables 1,959,601 1,215,441 Coconuts 4,102,255 1,004,539 Oranges 7,588,948 482,841 Beans 7,111,770 418,094 Apricots 899,400 180,591 Spinach 113,348 143,265 Pawpaws 425,512 136,422 Fruits 91,725 102,490 Guavas 8,138 69,690 Soya Beans 301,001 59,499 Onions and 316,343 59,160 shallots Tomatoes 59,852 36,745 Plantain 77,829 28,578 Aubergines 17,536 27,248
Kob is staring at the soil between the rows of dimpled Chinese melons and dried-up pawpaws.
September 25, 2013 (TORIT) - Magwi County Member of Parliament Peter Otim Karlo on Tuesday delivered 500 ripened pawpaws in parliament to prove to his fellow law makers that there is plentiful supply of food in Eastern Equatorial in 2013.
Upenyu is selling and promoting high quality, 100% organic dried goods such as bananas, mangoes, pawpaws, tomatoes, chillies (piri-piri), sweet and sour lemons and oranges from the farmers of Bikita district in Harare shops, private people on order, and to other resellers.
The Garandemo family's morning meal is made up of slightly-ripe pawpaws peeled and sliced into strips that they boil after sprinkling with salt.
boughs of catalpa, drank branch water and ate pawpaws.
Thirty per cent of surgeons prescribed a 'normal' diet, and the remainder advised diets ranging around chips, Nik Naks-type snacks, avocados, pawpaws (Natal graduates) and biltong (particularly Gauteng graduates); others advised patients to avoid 'acidic' foods, bananas and fruit juices.