papaw

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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) One's grandfather, especially one's paternal grandfather.
  2. (US, dialect, Southern US, less commonly) One's father.
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