pawpaw

[ paw-paw ]
/ ˈpɔˌpɔ /

noun

a tree, Asimina triloba, of the annona family, native to the eastern United States, having large, oblong leaves and purplish flowers.
the fleshy, edible fruit of this tree.

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Also pa·paw [paw-paw, puh-paw] /ˈpɔ pɔ, pəˈpɔ/ .

Origin of pawpaw

First recorded in 1620–30; unexplained variant of papaye “papaya”; see papaya
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British Dictionary definitions for pawpaw

pawpaw
/ (ˈpɔːˌpɔː) /

noun

a variant of papaw, papaya
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