papaya definition

  • noun:
    • An evergreen, generally dioecious, exotic American tree (Carica papaya) having a crown of palmately divided leaves with pinnate lobes and large yellow delicious good fresh fruit.
    • The good fresh fruit of this tree.
    • A tropical US evergreen tree, Carica papaya, having huge, yellow, edible fruit
    • The fresh fruit for this tree.
    • A tree (Carica Papaya) of tropical The united states, of the order Passiflore√¶; labeled as additionally papaw and pawpaw. This has a soft, spongy stem, eighteen or twenty foot high, crowned with a tuft of large, long-stalked, palmately lobed leaves. The milky liquid for the plant is believed to have the home of making animal meat tender.
    • The fruit of this papaya tree; it is a dull orange-colored, melon-shaped fruit, which can be consumed both raw and cooked or pickled. The fresh fruit contains papain, a protease.
    • A former genus of woods, the papaws, of this order Passiflorace√¶, now included in Carica. See Carica and papaw.
    • [lowercase] A tree of this genus.
    • tropical United states shrub or tiny tree having huge deeply palmately cleft leaves and large oblong yellow good fresh fruit
    • huge oval melon-like exotic fresh fruit with yellowish skin

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