Papaya



[puh-pah-yuh] /pəˈpɑ yə/

noun
1.
the large, yellow, melonlike fruit of a tropical American shrub or small tree, Carica papaya, eaten raw or cooked.
2.
the tree itself.
/pəˈpaɪə/
noun
1.
a Caribbean evergreen tree, Carica papaya, with a crown of large dissected leaves and large green hanging fruit: family Caricaceae
2.
the fruit of this tree, having a yellow or reddish orange sweet edible pulp and small black seeds
n.

1590s for fruit, 1610s for tree, from Spanish, probably from Arawakan (West Indies) papaya.

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