from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A deciduous tree (Asimina triloba) of the eastern and southeast United States, having flowers with three sepals, three petals, and numerous stamens and fleshy, edible fruit.
- n. The fruit of this tree.
- n. See papaya.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A tree, Carica papaya, of tropical America, belonging to the order Passifloreae and producing dull orange-colored, melon-shaped fruit.
- n. grandfather, especially paternal grandfather
- n. father
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Same as papaya, senses 1 and 2.
- n. 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.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The tree Carica Papaya, or its fruit.
- n. The tree Asimina triloba, or its fruit, native in the United States.
- n. A bushwhacker: with reference to the subsistence or possible subsistence of bushwhackers on the fruit of the papaw.
- n. Also written pawpaw.
- n. A slave from Dahome. [West Indies.]
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. fruit with yellow flesh; related to custard apples
- n. small tree native to the eastern United States having oblong leaves and fleshy fruit
The papaw is another fruit I knew well as a child.
Papaya, in Peru, and that "papaw" is merely a corruption of that name.
 A delicate and refreshing fruit, the _Carica papaya_; sometimes called "papaw," but is not the same as the papaw of North America
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Minor crops, such as papaw, jujube and acorn, are given equal space next to apples, pears and walnuts. and Your Budget
"Can I be your papaw?" one of the men asked and she shook her head.
I have a marlin 35. lever and it's been in my family since my papaw.
My papaw, my dad, and me all have killed many deer with it.
He wont even stay with his beloved papaw, he cried when i dropped him off with his shawna at church, oh, and he's pretending to be a baby who has suddenly forgotten how to do oh everything.
Around their tembes the Arabs cultivate a little wheat for their own purposes, and have planted orange, lemon, papaw, and mangoes, which thrive here fairly well.
The variety was astounding, red papaw, melons of all kinds, chinese greens of every type, bunches of fresh herbs most people have never heard of let alone tried and stall after stall of fresh produce piled high.