papaw

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English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From papaya

Noun[edit]

papaw (plural papaws)

  1. A tree, Carica papaya, of tropical America, belonging to the order Brassicales, and producing dull orange-colored, melon-shaped fruit.

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Etymology 2[edit]

Related to papa.

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Noun[edit]

papaw (plural papaws)

  1. (US, dialect, Southern US) grandfather, especially paternal grandfather
  2. (US, dialect, Southern US, less commonly) father

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