Papaw

Pa*paw"

(?), n. [Prob. from the native name in the West Indies; cf. Sp. papayo papaw, papaya the fruit of the papaw.]
[Written also pawpaw.]
1. (Bot.) Same as papaya, senses 1 and 2.
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2. (Bot.) A tree of the genus Asimina (Asimina triloba), growing in the western and southern parts of the United States, and producing a sweet edible fruit; also, the fruit itself. Gray.
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