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paw·pawalso 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.]
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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.
[1525–75; unexplained alter. of papaye papaya]
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|Noun||1.||pawpaw - 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
fruit tree - tree bearing edible fruit
|2.||pawpaw - small tree native to the eastern United States having oblong leaves and fleshy fruit|
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
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pawpawpaw-paw [ˈpɔːpɔː] n (British) (= papaya) → papaye f
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n → Papaya f
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