Examples from the Web for papaw
Historical Examples of papaw
He did not finish, but broke off laughing, and buried his spoon in the red flesh of a papaw.An Eagle Flight
The fruit of the papaw resembles the pepo, but the calyx is not superior.
It is remarkable that the swine, which otherwise refuse no species of fruit, will not touch that of the papaw tree (Asimina).Travels in the Interior of North America, Part I, (Being Chapters I-XV of the London Edition, 1843)
Alexander Philipp Maximilian, Prince of Wied
"A's fish that comes to the net," should be painted on the sign at Papaw Grove.At Home And Abroad
Margaret Fuller Ossoli
"A's fish that comes to the net," should be painted on the sign at Papaw grove.Summer on the Lakes, in 1843
- another name for papaya
- Also called: custard apple
- 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
1620s, variant of papaya (q.v.), used from 1760 to designate the papaw tree.