Definition of Carica papaya

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

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

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Carica Papaya

Carib Indian
Caribbean Island
Caribbean Netherlands
Caribbean Sea
Caribbean language
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Carica papaya
Carissa bispinosa
Carissa grandiflora
Carissa macrocarpa
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Carl Clinton Van Doren
Carl David Anderson
Carl Gauss
Carl Gustaf Mossander
Carl Gustav Jung

Literary usage of Carica papaya

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1. The Standard Cyclopedia of Horticulture: A Discussion for the Amateur, and by Liberty Hyde Bailey (1915)
"... The papaya (carica papaya) is the most important breakfast fruit in Hawaii and is grown in almost every dooryard as well as in small orchards. ..."

2. The Medicinal Plants of the Philippines by Trinidad Hermenegildo Pardo de Tavera (1901)
"carica papaya, L. NOM. VULG.—Papaya, in many Phil, dialects ; Papaya, Papato, Eng. USES.—The decoction of the leaves is used locally in sores and atonic ..."

3. 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. ..."

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