papaw

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papaw or pawpaw (pəˈpɔː)
 
n
1.  another name for papaya
2.  Also called: custard apple
 a.  a bush or small tree, Asimina triloba, of central North America, having small fleshy edible fruit: family Annonaceae
 b.  the fruit of this tree
 
[C16: from Spanish papaya]
 
pawpaw or pawpaw
 
n
 
[C16: from Spanish papaya]

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papaw
1624, variant of papaya (q.v.), used from 1760 to designate the papaw tree.
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