Definition of Papaw tree

1. Noun. Small tree native to the eastern United States having oblong leaves and fleshy fruit.

Exact synonyms: Asimina Triloba, Papaw, Pawpaw
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

paparazze
paparazzi
paparazzification
paparazzo
paparchies
paparchy
papas
papaver
papaveraceous
papaveretum
papaverine
papaverines
papaverous
papavers
papaw
papaw tree (current term)
papaws
papaya
papaya family
papaya juice
papaya tree
papayan
papayas
papayotin
papboat
papboats
pape
papejay
paper
paper-airplane

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, ..."

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