Etymology
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pawpaw (n.)

see papaw.

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Definitions of pawpaw

pawpaw (n.)
tropical American shrub or small tree having huge deeply palmately cleft leaves and large oblong yellow fruit;
Synonyms: papaya / papaia / papaya tree / melon tree / Carica papaya
pawpaw (n.)
small tree native to the eastern United States having oblong leaves and fleshy fruit;
Synonyms: papaw / papaw tree / Asimina triloba
pawpaw (n.)
fruit with yellow flesh; related to custard apples;
Synonyms: papaw
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