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Try planting pear (rose family), cornelian cherry (dogwood family), and pawpaw (custard apple family) trees together.
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Origin and Etymology of pawpaw
probably modification of Spanish papaya
First Known Use: 1624See Words from the same year
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Definition of pawpaw for Students
1 \pə-ˈpȯ\ : papaya
2 \ˈpä-pȯ, ˈpȯ\ : the greenish or yellow edible fruit of a North American tree with purple flowers
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