Definition of Pawpaw

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, Papaya Tree
Terms within: Papaya
Group relationships: Carica, Genus Carica
Generic synonyms: Fruit Tree



2. Noun. Small tree native to the eastern United States having oblong leaves and fleshy fruit.
Exact synonyms: Asimina Triloba, Papaw, Papaw Tree
Terms within: Papaw
Generic synonyms: Custard Apple, Custard Apple Tree
Group relationships: Asimina, Genus Asimina

3. Noun. Fruit with yellow flesh; related to custard apples.
Exact synonyms: Papaw
Generic synonyms: Edible Fruit
Group relationships: Asimina Triloba, Papaw, Papaw Tree

Definition of Pawpaw

1. n. See Papaw.

Definition of Pawpaw

1. Noun. An American deciduous tree, ''Asimina triloba'' having edible fruit. ¹

2. Noun. The fruit of this tree. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Pawpaw

1. papaw [n -S] - See also: papaw

Medical Definition of Pawpaw

1. See Papaw. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Pawpaw

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pawpaw (current term)
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Literary usage of Pawpaw

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1. Reports Dealing with the Systematic Geology and Paleontology of Maryland by Maryland Geological Survey (1913)
"The lower Chemung conglomerate, situated about 600 feet above the base of the Chemung, is exposed at many localities in the vicinity of Magnolia and pawpaw. ..."

2. An American Glossary by Richard Hopwood Thornton (1912)
"1826 At Steubenville in Ohio we first began to notice the pawpaw, ... 1835 The pawpaw tree with its heavy luscious fruit was the America,' i. 124 (Lond. ..."

3. Itinerary of the Seventh Ohio Volunteer Infantry, 1861-1864, with Roster by Lawrence Wilson (1907)
"FROM pawpaw To WINCHESTER. General McClellan having decided to take ... On the 28th he sent orders to General Lander at pawpaw, to move at once to ..."

4. The Coal Resources of the Clintwood and Bucu Quadrangles, Virginia by Henry Hinds, Geological Survey (U.S.) (1916)
"LITTLE FOX, FOX, pawpaw, AND LITTLE pawpaw CREEKS. Geologic outline.—The exposed beds of this area embrace those from about 100 feet below the Kennedy coal ..."

5. County Reports and Maps: Jefferson, Berkeley and Morgan Counties by George Perry Grimsley (1916)
"pawpaw ANTICLINE.—Along the western border of the eastern Panhandle Area, the rocks are composed mainly of soft red sandy shales of the Catskill and the ..."

6. The Kid Has Gone to the Colors: And Other Verse by William Herschell (1917)
"But Me and I—here's what we found— A pawpaw bush 'at touched th' ground. Yes, sir, 'twas loaded to th' top Till, seemed to us, th' limbs would drop. ..."

7. Maryland Geological Survey by Maryland Geological Survey (1913)
"Western Maryland Railroad, 2 miles west of pawpaw, 1300. 15. Cast of interior of ventral valve. Same locality as preceding. 16. Cast of interior of dorsal ..."

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