papaya

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See also: Papaya and papàyā

English[edit]

Unripe papaya fruits

Etymology[edit]

From Spanish papaya, from Lokono papáia.

Pronunciation[edit]

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  • 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.
    • 2019, Ocean Vuong, On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous, Jonathan Cape, page 135:
      It was that image, its practical mundanity, the preparation of fruit I have seen you do a thousand times, the spoon gliding along the papaya’s flesh-orange core, a slush of black seeds plopping into the steel sink, that made it unbearable.
  3. An orange colour, like that of papaya flesh.
    papaya:  

Synonyms[edit]

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

Derived terms[edit]

Translations[edit]

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Further reading[edit]

Bikol Central[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Spanish papaya, from Lokono papáia.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /paˈpaja/, [paˈpa.ja]
  • Hyphenation: pa‧pa‧ya

Noun[edit]

papáya (Basahan spelling ᜉᜉᜌ)

  1. papaya
    Synonym: tapayas

Chavacano[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Inherited from Spanish papaya, from Lokono papáia.

Noun[edit]

papaya

  1. papaya

Eastern Bontoc[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Spanish papaya, from Lokono papáia.

Noun[edit]

papaya

  1. papaya

Karao[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Spanish papaya, from Lokono papáia.

Noun[edit]

papaya

  1. papaya

Spanish[edit]

A papaya sliced lengthwise.

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Cariban/Lokono 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]

  • Rhymes: -aʝa
  • Syllabification: pa‧pa‧ya

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. (Colombia, slang) opportunity

Usage notes[edit]

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

Adjective[edit]

papaya m or f (masculine and feminine plural papayas)

  1. (Chile, Ecuador, Peru, Venezuela, slang) easy

Descendants[edit]

Further reading[edit]

Tagalog[edit]

Tagalog Wikipedia has an article on:
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Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Spanish papaya, from Lokono papáia. Compare Pangasinan apayas and Kapampangan kapaya.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • Hyphenation: pa‧pa‧ya
  • IPA(key): /paˈpaja/, [pɐˈpa.jɐ]
  • Rhymes: -aja

Noun[edit]

papaya (Baybayin spelling ᜉᜉᜌ)

  1. papaya

Anagrams[edit]

Turkish[edit]

Noun[edit]

papaya

  1. accusative singular of papa

Western Huasteca Nahuatl[edit]

Noun[edit]

papaya

  1. papaya.