papaw

[ paw-paw, puh-paw ]
/ ˈpɔ pɔ, pəˈpɔ /

noun

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papaw

pawpaw

/ (pəˈpɔː) /

noun

another name for papaya
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 for papaw

C16: from Spanish papaya
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