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Definition of "pawpaw" [paw•paw]

  • Variant of papaw. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "pawpaw" in a sentence
  • "Daddy grew rubber trees, papaya (which we called pawpaw), mangoes (which we called plums), guavas, and ptanga, a greenish orange fruit that showered your mouth and cheeks with its tart-sweet juice."
  • "It is called pawpaw by the natives, who regard it highly for the sake of its one peculiar virtue."
  • "* "Papa trees," that is, the pawpaw or papaya tree, a palm-like tree bearing an oblong yellow fruit."