pawpaw

[paw-paw]
noun
  1. a tree, Asimina triloba, of the annona family, native to the eastern U.S., having large, oblong leaves and purplish flowers.
  2. the fleshy, edible fruit of this tree.
  3. papaya.
Also papaw.

Origin of pawpaw

unexplained variant of papaye papaya
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pawpaw

noun
  1. a variant of papaw, papaya
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Word Origin and History for pawpaw
n.

see papaw.

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