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Noun: pawpaw  'po,po
  1. Tropical American shrub or small tree having huge deeply palmately cleft leaves and large oblong yellow fruit
    - papaya, papaia, papaya tree, melon tree, Carica papaya
  2. Small tree native to the eastern United States having oblong leaves and fleshy fruit
    - papaw, papaw tree, Asimina triloba
  3. Fruit with yellow flesh; related to custard apples
    - papaw

Derived forms: pawpaws

Type of: custard apple, custard apple tree, edible fruit, fruit tree

Part of: Asimina, Carica, genus Asimina, genus Carica

Encyclopedia: Pawpaw