Definition of Carica
1. Noun. Type genus of the Caricaceae; tropical American trees: papayas.
Generic synonyms: Dilleniid Dicot Genus
Group relationships: Caricaceae, Family Caricaceae, Papaya Family
Member holonyms: Carica Papaya, Melon Tree, Papaia, Papaya, Papaya Tree, Pawpaw
Medical Definition of Carica
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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Literary usage of Carica
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The New Sydenham Society's Lexicon of Medicine and the Allied Sciences ...by Henry Power, Leonard William Sedgwick, New Sydenham Society by Henry Power, Leonard William Sedgwick, New Sydenham Society (1882)
"Dried Smyrna figs of the best quality. Fs, Creek. The fruit of Ficus carica from Greece. They are smaller than Smyrna figs and have less pulp. F., In diau. ..."
2. A Contribution to Our Knowledge of Seedlings by John Lubbock (1892)
"... giving off branches that curve and unite at their apex; midrib running to the apex of the middle lobe and similarly branching. Fio. 380.—carica ..."
3. 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 ..."
4. A Glossary: Or, Collection of Words, Phrases, Names, and Allusions to by Robert Nares, James Orchard Halliwell-Phillipps, Thomas Wright (1901)
"... itli you at your shop To se»; the milking of lier carica ne t. Also, in his Sonnet 02. Com. of S., in, 1. ..."
5. Rural Economy: In Its Relations with Chemistry, Physics, and Meteorology by Jean Baptiste Boussingault, George Law (1865)
"The carica papaya grows in tropical regions. The sap, which is extracted from the fruit by incision, is white, and excessively viscous. ..."