: a small genus of eastern North American shrubs and small trees (family Annonaceae) having aromatic alternate leaves and flowers with 3 to 15 stamens and carpels see papaw

Word History


New Latin, from American French assimine papaw, modification of Illinois rassimina, from rassi divided lengthwise into equal parts + mina seeds

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“Asimina.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 May. 2024.

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