from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A deciduous tree (Asimina triloba) of the eastern and southeast United States, having flowers with three sepals, three petals, and numerous stamens and fleshy, edible fruit.
- n. The fruit of this tree.
- n. See papaya.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A tree, Carica papaya, of tropical America, belonging to the order Passifloreae and producing dull orange-colored, melon-shaped fruit.
- n. grandfather, especially paternal grandfather
- n. father
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Same as papaya, senses 1 and 2.
- n. A tree of the genus Asimina (Asimina triloba), growing in the western and southern parts of the United States, and producing a sweet edible fruit; also, the fruit itself.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The tree Carica Papaya, or its fruit.
- n. The tree Asimina triloba, or its fruit, native in the United States.
- n. A bushwhacker: with reference to the subsistence or possible subsistence of bushwhackers on the fruit of the papaw.
- n. Also written pawpaw.
- n. A slave from Dahome. [West Indies.]
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. fruit with yellow flesh; related to custard apples
- n. small tree native to the eastern United States having oblong leaves and fleshy fruit
Ultimately from Spanish and obsolete Portuguese papaya, papaya; see papaya.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From papaya (Wiktionary)
Related to papa. (Wiktionary)