Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A slave from Dahome. [West Indies.]
  • noun The tree Carica Papaya, or its fruit.
  • noun The tree Asimina triloba, or its fruit, native in the United States.
  • noun A bushwhacker: with reference to the subsistence or possible subsistence of bushwhackers on the fruit of the papaw.
  • noun Also written pawpaw.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Bot.) Same as papaya, senses 1 and 2.
  • noun (Bot.) 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 Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A tree, Carica papaya, of tropical America, belonging to the order Passifloreae and producing dull orange-colored, melon-shaped fruit.
  • noun US, dialect, southern US grandfather, especially paternal grandfather
  • noun US, dialect, southern US, less commonly father

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun fruit with yellow flesh; related to custard apples
  • noun small tree native to the eastern United States having oblong leaves and fleshy fruit

Etymologies

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From papaya

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Related to papa.

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