papaya tree

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Noun1.papaya tree - tropical American shrub or small tree having huge deeply palmately cleft leaves and large oblong yellow fruitpapaya tree - 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
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He returned recently and found a papaya tree growing in its place.
Talking about green papaya - The papaya is the fruit of the Carica papaya tree, it is native to southern Mexico and Central America and is now cultivated in many tropical regions.
The lineup includes a peach tree, a papaya tree, banana trees, a mulberry tree, a moringa tree, an avocado tree and a fig tree, just to name a few.
Georgia gave the Hawaiian Pineapple Company paintings of a helicnia flower and a papaya tree. The Company was not happy, but Georgia was not going to be told what she could or could not paint.
The new work will help scientists develop a quick way to determine the sex of a papaya tree. Plants with both male and female flowers are the only ones farmed for fruit, but these plants can't be distinguished from all-male or all-female plants until the trees are 3 to 4 months old.
The origin of the papaya tree is lost in the fog of history, but experts say that it was born on the sunny, rainy volcanic slopes of Central America--the area that today ranges from southern Mexico to Nicaragua.
Using geographic isolation, with defined perimeters and berms to prevent cross-pollination between papaya trees, he actually surrounds his conventional papaya tree plantings with GM papaya plantings to reduce the chance of ring virus infecting his conventional crop.
The presence, inside a papaya tree, of the coat protein gene is a powerful deterrent.
Hysteria, of course, ensued when my wife discovered it was a grass snake that had dropped down from a papaya tree. After a security guard scrutinised the area and declared the patch of green safe, I checked on Google later and found the snake was not venomous but its bite leaves a stinging sensation.