carica definition

  • noun:
    • the nature genus for the Caricaceae; consisting of tropical United states trees; the papayas.
    • A genus of plants, normal order PapayaceƦ, consisting of about 20 types, that are natives of exotic The united states. The best-known is C. Papaya, the papaw (which see).
    • a type of dry fig; a lenten fig.
    • kind genus associated with the Caricaceae; tropical United states woods: papayas

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