Etymology
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papaya (n.)

1590s of the fruit, 1610s of the tree, from Spanish, probably from Arawakan (West Indies) papaya.

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Definitions of papaya

papaya (n.)
tropical American shrub or small tree having huge deeply palmately cleft leaves and large oblong yellow fruit;
Synonyms: papaia / pawpaw / papaya tree / melon tree / Carica papaya
papaya (n.)
large oval melon-like tropical fruit with yellowish flesh;
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