Definition of Papaya

1. Noun. Tropical American shrub or small tree having huge deeply palmately cleft leaves and large oblong yellow fruit.

Exact synonyms: Carica Papaya, Melon Tree, Papaia, Papaya Tree, Pawpaw
Group relationships: Carica, Genus Carica
Generic synonyms: Fruit Tree



2. Noun. Large oval melon-like tropical fruit with yellowish flesh.
Generic synonyms: Edible Fruit
Group relationships: Carica Papaya, Melon Tree, Papaia, Papaya Tree, Pawpaw

Definition of Papaya

1. Noun. A tropical American evergreen tree, ''Carica papaya'' having large, yellow, edible fruit ¹

2. Noun. The fruit of this tree. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Papaya

1. a melon-like fruit [n -S] : PAPAYAN [adj]

Medical Definition of Papaya

1. The fruit of the papaw (pawpaw), Carica papaya (family Caricaceae), a tree of tropical America; it possesses a proteolytic action and is the source of papain. Synonym: carica. Origin: Sp. (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Papaya

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paparchies
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papas
papaver
papaveraceous
papaveretum
papaverine
papaverines
papaverous
papavers
papaw
papaw tree
papaws
papaya (current term)
papaya family
papaya juice
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papayotin
papboat
papboats
pape
papejay
paper-airplane
paper-back book
paper-bound

Literary usage of Papaya

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1. All about Hawaii (1905)
"papaya CULTURE IN HAWAII. general use as a breakfast fruit to which the once ... The following paper on the cultivation of the papaya for the Honolulu ..."

2. Journal of the Bombay Natural History Society by Bombay Natural History Society (1886)
"Carica papaya is the best-known individual of its order, and has excited much interest owing to the presence in its tissues of Papain, an alkaloid or ..."

3. The Standard Cyclopedia of Horticulture: A Discussion for the Amateur, and by Liberty Hyde Bailey (1916)
"While most commonly used, perhaps, as a breakfast fruit, like the muskmelon in northern countries, the papaya can be prepared in numerous ways. ..."

4. Commercial Organic Analysis: A Treatise on the Properties, Proximate by Alfred Henry Allen, Henry Leffmann (1896)
"In an appendix to the Chapter will be found a description of the more important non-basic bitter principles of vegetable origin. Alkaloid of papaya. ..."

5. Commercial Organic Analysis: A Treatise on the Properties, Proximate by Alfred Henry Allen (1896)
"In an appendix to the Chapter will be found a description of the more important non-basic bitter principles of vegetable origin. Alkaloid of papaya. ..."

6. Prodromus Florae Peninsulae Indiae Orientalis: Containing Abridged by Robert Wight, George Arnott Walker Arnott (1834)
"2. t. 122./. 2 ; Lam. Ш. t. 821. Character the same as of the order. 1099. (1) C. papaya (Linn.:) leaves palmate, 7-partite ; segments oblong, acute, ..."

7. The Medicinal Plants of the Philippines by Trinidad Hermenegildo Pardo de Tavera, Jerome Beers Thomas (1901)
"Passion Flower Family. Carica papaya, L. NOM. VULG.—papaya, in many Phil, dialects ; papaya, Papato, Eng. USES. ..."

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