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 Dictionary entry overview: What does pawpaw mean? 

PAWPAW (noun)
  The noun PAWPAW has 3 senses:

1. tropical American shrub or small tree having huge deeply palmately cleft leaves and large oblong yellow fruit
2. small tree native to the eastern United States having oblong leaves and fleshy fruit
3. fruit with yellow flesh; related to custard apples

  Familiarity information: PAWPAW used as a noun is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


PAWPAW (noun)


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Meaning:

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

Classified under:

Nouns denoting plants

Synonyms:

papaya tree; papaya; papaia; melon tree; Carica papaya; pawpaw

Hypernyms ("pawpaw" is a kind of...):

fruit tree (tree bearing edible fruit)

Meronyms (parts of "pawpaw"):

papaya (large oval melon-like tropical fruit with yellowish flesh)

Holonyms ("pawpaw" is a member of...):

Carica; genus Carica (type genus of the Caricaceae; tropical American trees: papayas)


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Meaning:

Small tree native to the eastern United States having oblong leaves and fleshy fruit

Classified under:

Nouns denoting plants

Synonyms:

Asimina triloba; papaw; papaw tree; pawpaw

Hypernyms ("pawpaw" is a kind of...):

custard apple; custard apple tree (any of several tropical American trees bearing fruit with soft edible pulp)

Meronyms (parts of "pawpaw"):

papaw; pawpaw (fruit with yellow flesh; related to custard apples)

Holonyms ("pawpaw" is a member of...):

Asimina; genus Asimina (pawpaw)


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Meaning:

Fruit with yellow flesh; related to custard apples

Classified under:

Nouns denoting foods and drinks

Synonyms:

papaw; pawpaw

Hypernyms ("pawpaw" is a kind of...):

edible fruit (edible reproductive body of a seed plant especially one having sweet flesh)

Holonyms ("pawpaw" is a part of...):

Asimina triloba; papaw; papaw tree; pawpaw (small tree native to the eastern United States having oblong leaves and fleshy fruit)


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