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pəˈpɑ yəPa·paya

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. papaya, papaia, pawpaw, papaya tree, melon tree, Carica papaya(noun)

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

  2. papaya(noun)

    large oval melon-like tropical fruit with yellowish flesh


  1. papaya(n.)

    (Bot.) A tree (Carica Papaya) of tropical America, belonging to the order Passiflore

    Etymology: [Prob. from the native name in the West Indies; cf. Sp. papayo papaw, papaya the fruit of the papaw.]


  1. papaya(Noun)

    A tropical American evergreen tree, Carica papaya having large, yellow, edible fruit

  2. papaya(Noun)

    The fruit of this tree.


  1. Papaya

    The papaya or, papaw, or pawpaw is the fruit of the plant Carica papaya, the sole species in the genus Carica of the plant family Caricaceae. It is native to the tropics of the Americas, perhaps from southern Mexico and neighbouring Central America. It was first cultivated in Mexicoseveral centuries before the emergence of the Mesoamerican classical civilizations. The papaya is a large, tree-like plant, with a single stem growing from 5 to 10 m tall, with spirally arranged leaves confined to the top of the trunk. The lower trunk is conspicuously scarred where leaves and fruit were borne. The leaves are large, 50–70 cm in diameter, deeply palmately lobed, with seven lobes. Unusually for such large plants, the trees are dioecious. The tree is usually unbranched, unless lopped. The flowers are similar in shape to the flowers of the Plumeria, but are much smaller and wax-like. They appear on the axils of the leaves, maturing into large fruit - 15–45 cm long and 10–30 cm in diameter. The fruit is ripe when it feels soft and its skin has attained an amber to orange hue.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Papaya in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Papaya in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

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    There's room for anything American, but it won't ever replace the Taiwanese juice stands with their papaya milk smoothies, it's the taste of childhood memories.

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