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- n. The pawpaw (Asimina triloba), a fruit-bearing plant.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An anonaceous genus of shrubs of the Atlantic and Gulf States, including half a dozen species.
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- n. pawpaw
Trees that transplant with difficulty, as the papaw or asimina, and some nut trees, may be prepared for removal by cutting some of their roots -- and especially the tap-root, if they have such -- a year or two in advance.
They were the fruits of the _jocuistle_, a species of _asimina_, whose juice is an infallible remedy against the effects of intoxication.
(_asimina triloba_), and now returned, bringing their spoil with them.