Examples from the Web for papaw
Among the fruit trees are the mango and the papaw, the orange and the lemon.
Papaw, carica papaya, a genus of the decandria order, class dicia.
The dust rose behind the carriage, then sank upon and further whitened the milkweed and the love vine and the papaw bushes.Lewis Rand|Mary Johnston
On the edge of the canebrake a thicket of papaw and blackberry vines added rankness and forest secrecy.The Kentucky Warbler|James Lane Allen
Because of its handsome foliage, attractive flowers and curious fruit, the papaw has been much used in ornamental planting.Forest Trees of Illinois|Fuller George D.
British Dictionary definitions for papaw
- a bush or small tree, Asimina triloba, of central North America, having small fleshy edible fruit: family Annonaceae
- the fruit of this tree
Word Origin for papaw
Word Origin and History for papaw
1620s, variant of papaya (q.v.), used from 1760 to designate the papaw tree.