Origin of papaya
Examples from the Web for papaya
Papaya and Arugula Salad by Anne Byrn The Dinner Doctor offers a salad to please both the palate and the eye.
Papaya is not as sweet as mango or peach, but it gives a salad great texture, flavor, and color.
Another valuable fruit indigenous to this country is the Papaia (Carica papaya).The Hawaiian Islands|The Department of Foreign Affairs
We passed several small coffee plantations; in the clearings near the houses were banana, orange, and papaya trees.Journeys and Experiences in Argentina, Paraguay, and Chile|Henry Stephens
A fruit that always appealed to us was the papaya, or pawpaw.Up the Orinoco and down the Magdalena|H. J. Mozans
In some countries they wrap meat in papaya leaves for several hours before eating in order to soften it.The Medicinal Plants of the Philippines|T. H. Pardo de Tavera
“Santa Ana's house is full of bullets” is rather pretty description for the papaya.
Word Origin for papaya
1590s for fruit, 1610s for tree, from Spanish, probably from Arawakan (West Indies) papaya.