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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
References in classic literature ?
Twenty or thirty monkeys bounded away to bring him nuts and wild pawpaws. But they fell to fighting on the road, and it was too much trouble to go back with what was left of the fruit.
I know very many exporters who are looking for buyers and pawpaws are also good and there is a ready market for them," Kisiangani said.
INGREDIENTS SERVES 4 Thumb-sized knob of fresh ginger, peeled and finely chopped 3-4 garlic cloves, finely chopped 1-2tbsp ghee 1 onion, finely chopped 1-2tsp coriander seeds 1-2tsp cumin seeds 1-2tsp jaggery (cane sugar) Muscovado sugar or honey 2tsp harissa paste 2 medium-sized firm pawpaws (papaya), peeled, seeded and cut into bitesized chunks 600ml coconut milk Bunch of fresh coriander, finely chopped Juice of 1 lime Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper To serve: 1 lime, cut into wedges DIRECTIONS Using a mortar and pestle, pound the ginger and garlic to a paste.
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Construction of the factory will save farmers up to Sh10 million used to transport mangoes, oranges, pawpaws, watermelons and passion fruit to far markets.
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boughs of catalpa, drank branch water and ate pawpaws.