papaya

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See also: Papaya and papàyā

English[edit]

Unripe papaya fruits

Etymology[edit]

From Spanish papaya, from Arawak papáia.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (file)
  • IPA(key): /pəˈpaɪə/, /pəˈpɑːjə/
  • Rhymes: -aɪə, -ɑːjə

Noun[edit]

papaya (plural papayas)

  1. A tropical American evergreen tree, Carica papaya, having large, yellow, edible fruit
  2. The fruit of this tree.
  3. An orange colour, like that of papaya flesh.
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Synonyms[edit]

  • pawpaw (Australia), common term for papaya, but strictly speaking this refers to a different tree / fruit

Translations[edit]

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Chavacano[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Spanish papaya, from Arawak papáia

Noun[edit]

papaya

  1. papaya

Karao[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Spanish papaya, from Arawak papáia

Noun[edit]

papaya

  1. papaya

Spanish[edit]

A papaya sliced lengthwise.

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Cariban/Arawak papáia.

Pronunciation[edit]

 
  • IPA(key): (everywhere but Argentina and Uruguay) /paˈpaʝa/, [paˈpa.ʝa]
  • IPA(key): (Buenos Aires and environs) /paˈpaʃa/, [paˈpa.ʃa]
  • IPA(key): (elsewhere in Argentina and Uruguay) /paˈpaʒa/, [paˈpa.ʒa]

Noun[edit]

papaya f (plural papayas)

  1. papaya (fruit)
    Synonyms: lechoza, (Venezuela, Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic, Argentina, Paraguay) lechosa, mamón
  2. (Cuba, slang, euphemistic) vagina (likely from the shape of the fruit when sliced in half lengthwise: see image)
  3. (slang) easy

Usage Notes[edit]

  • Cubans typically call the papaya fruit fruta bomba instead, reserving the word papaya for its slang sense.

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Tagalog[edit]

Tagalog Wikipedia has an article on:
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Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Spanish papaya, from Arawak papáia

Noun[edit]

papaya

  1. papaya

Turkish[edit]

Noun[edit]

papaya

  1. accusative singular of papa

Western Huasteca Nahuatl[edit]

Noun[edit]

papaya

  1. papaya.