from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Variant of papaw.
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- n. An American deciduous tree, Asimina triloba, having edible fruit.
- n. The fruit of this tree.
- n. Grandfather.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Same as papaya.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. See papaw.
- Improper; naughty; indecent; obscene: a nursery word.
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. small tree native to the eastern United States having oblong leaves and fleshy fruit
- n. fruit with yellow flesh; related to custard apples
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Daddy grew rubber trees, papaya (which we called pawpaw), mangoes (which we called plums), guavas, and ptanga, a greenish orange fruit that showered your mouth and cheeks with its tart-sweet juice.
It is called pawpaw by the natives, who regard it highly for the sake of its one peculiar virtue.
* "Papa trees," that is, the pawpaw or papaya tree, a palm-like tree bearing an oblong yellow fruit.
The children were in charge of making the ice cream in flavors such as pawpaw, blueberry and blackberry.
And it's thoroughly confusing, because "pawpaw" also happens to be the name
To satisfy a sweet tooth, there will be assorted light cakes and traditional heavy cake, such as pawpaw and cassava, cornmeal custard, plus an assortment of pies and a new dessert for the picnic - Hawaiian Delight.
Readers will learn how to prune and train their fruit trees as well as how to grow unusual hardy ones, such as pawpaw and bananas.
a smack to it -- a kind of pawpaw and persimmon flavor that shows it's honest.
But, instead of being judiciously cautious, I dove headlong, quickly agonizing over which of the pawpaw bread recipes I should make.
We arranged for an evening to meet and go pawpaw picking on his gorgeous property, about 10 miles outside of Findlay.