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pawpaw

[paw-paw] /ˈpɔˌpɔ/
noun
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.
Also, papaw.
Origin of pawpaw
unexplained variant of papaye papaya
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pawpaw

/ˈpɔːˌpɔː/
noun
1.
a variant of papaw, papaya
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Word Origin and History for pawpaw
n.

see papaw.

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