from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. An evergreen, usually dioecious, tropical American tree (Carica papaya) having a crown of palmately divided leaves with pinnate lobes and large yellow edible fruit.
- n. The fruit of this tree.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A tropical American evergreen tree, Carica papaya, having large, yellow, edible fruit
- n. The fruit of this tree.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A tree (Carica Papaya) of tropical America, belonging to the order Passifloreæ; called also papaw and pawpaw. It has a soft, spongy stem, eighteen or twenty feet high, crowned with a tuft of large, long-stalked, palmately lobed leaves. The milky juice of the plant is said to have the property of making meat tender.
- n. The fruit of the papaya tree; it is a dull orange-colored, melon-shaped fruit, which is eaten both raw and cooked or pickled. The fruit contains papain, a protease.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A former genus of trees, the papaws, of the order Passifloraceæ, now included in Carica. See Carica and papaw.
- n. [lowercase] A tree of this genus.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. tropical American shrub or small tree having huge deeply palmately cleft leaves and large oblong yellow fruit
- n. large oval melon-like tropical fruit with yellowish flesh
Anon papaya is a cultured palate some don't like it.
Probably the most popular breakfast fruit in México, papaya is also a favorite licuado ingredient.
Mango works on its own but papaya is massively bland without it.
But in Cuban Spanish, the word papaya means 'vagina.
On the road, Ms. Lo learned to cook with items such as green papaya, which is currently served with duck and cashews at Annisa.
For while they lie basking in the sun, without care of theirs, the cocoanut, the breadfruit, the yam, the guava, the banana, and the delicious papaya, which is a compound of a ripe apricot with a Cantaloupe melon, grow and ripen perpetually.
As I write in 2004, the only other significant engineered U.S. crop is Hawaiian papaya, which is now resistant to a formerly devastating virus disease.
Top the dish off with an exotic garnish of fresh, silky papaya, which is a very good source of vitamins A and C. Shopping tips: If desired, use frozen, uncooked large shelled and deveined shrimp, thawed and well - drained, instead of fresh shrimp.
The papaya is a tropical melonlike fruit found growing in semitropical climes like that of Cuba, Hawaii, Southern California, Florida, and Mexico; the papaw is a watermelon-shaped fruit about three to four inches long ....
La Parroquia (Calle 55 between Calle 10 and Calle 12; open 24 hours), next to a billiard hall near the central plaza, serves dessert drinks such as papaya milkshakes in huge goblets for about $1.50.