papaw

noun

pa·​paw

less common spelling of pawpaw

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ˈpä-(ˌ)pȯ How to pronounce papaw (audio)
ˈpȯ-
: a North American tree (Asimina triloba) of the custard-apple family with purple flowers and an edible green-skinned fruit
also : its fruit

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“Papaw.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/papaw. Accessed 28 Jan. 2023.

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papaw

variant of pawpaw

Medical Definition

papaw

noun
pa·​paw
variants or pawpaw
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2
ˈpäp-(ˌ)ȯ, ˈpȯp-
: a North American tree (Asimina triloba of the family Annonaceae) with purple flowers and a yellow edible fruit
also : its fruit

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