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papaw

[paw-paw, puh-paw] /ˈpɔ pɔ, pəˈpɔ/
noun
1.
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papaw

/pəˈpɔː/
noun
1.
another name for papaya
2.
Also called custard apple
  1. a bush or small tree, Asimina triloba, of central North America, having small fleshy edible fruit: family Annonaceae
  2. the fruit of this tree
Word Origin
C16: from Spanish papaya
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Word Origin and History for papaw
n.

1620s, variant of papaya (q.v.), used from 1760 to designate the papaw tree.

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