Definition of Papaw tree
1. Noun. Small tree native to the eastern United States having oblong leaves and fleshy fruit.
Terms within: Papaw, Pawpaw
Generic synonyms: Custard Apple, Custard Apple Tree
Group relationships: Asimina, Genus Asimina
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Papaw Tree
Literary usage of Papaw tree
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1. The Philippine Islands: A Political, Geographical, Ethnographical, Social by John Foreman (1899)
"The papaw tree (Carica papaya) flourishes wild—is of prolific growth—attains a height ... papaw tree ..."
2. A Description and History of Vegetable Substances, Used in the Arts, and in (1830)
"Though the papaw-tree is now found in the East as well as in the West, it is generally understood to be a native of America, and to have been carried to the ..."
3. The London Journal of Botany by Sir William Jackson Hooker (1844)
"We find the same use made of the papaw tree (Carica Papaya) in Brazil, for which it has been celebrated in the West Indies; the leaves are employed to make ..."
4. The Encyclopædia of Geography: Comprising a Complete Description of the by Hugh Murray, William Wallace, Robert Jameson, William Jackson Hooker, William Swainson, Thomas Gamaliel Bradford (1837)
"But the most extraordinary property of the papaw tree is that which was first related by ... The existence of this astonishing property in the papaw tree is ..."
5. Rural Economy, in Its Relations with Chemistry, Physics, and Meteorology by Jean Baptiste Boussingault (1845)
"SAP OF THE PAPAW-TREE (CARICA PAPAYA). The carica papaya grows in tropical regions. The sap, which is extracted from the fruit by incision, ..."