papaw

noun pa·paw

Less common spelling of

1 play \pə-ˈpȯ\ :papaya
2 play \ˈpä-(ˌ)pȯ, 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

noun pa·paw
variants: or pawpaw

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1 play \pə-ˈpȯ\ :papaya
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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