Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Same as papaya, 2. See Carica, 1, and papaw, 1.

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  • n. tropical American shrub or small tree having huge deeply palmately cleft leaves and large oblong yellow fruit

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Examples

  • There will be baked beans Mexican, if I can hammer it into Toyama's head; also, baked papaia with Marquesan honey, and, lastly, a wonderful pie the secret of which Toyama refuses to divulge.

    Bunches of Knuckles

  • And huge, golden melons of the papaia, ready for the eating, globuled directly from the slender-trunked trees not one-tenth the girth of the fruits they bore.

    CHAPTER XIII

  • In little clearings grew the wild arrowroot; on stone terraces, filled with soil scrapings, were the taro patches and the melons; and in every open space where the sunshine penetrated were papaia trees burdened with their golden fruit.

    Koolau the Leper

  • The mother, a slender hapa-haole (half-white), clad in a loose-flowing holoku of white muslin, hastened away swiftly among the banana and papaia trees to remove the babe's noise by distance.

    THE BONES OF KAHEKILI

  • For the rest of the day, on the greater heights, they lay in a lava glen where terraced taro and papaia grew.

    THE DEVILS OF FUATINO

  • Before her, properly iced, was a generous slice of papaia, golden yellow and inviting.

    The House Without a Key

  • Haku informed him that his aunt and Barbara had already breakfasted, and set before him a reddish sort of cantaloupe which was, he explained in answer to the boy's question, a papaia.

    The House Without a Key

  • The mother, a slender hapa-haole (half white), clad in a loose - flowing holoku of white muslin, hastened away swiftly among the banana and papaia trees to remove the babe's noise by distance.

    The Bones of Kahekili

  • And huge, golden melons of the papaia, ready for the eating, globuled directly from the slender - trunked trees not one-tenth the girth of the fruits they bore.

    Chapter 13

  • Tehei brought cucumbers and a young papaia tree burdened with splendid fruit.

    Chapter 12

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