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pa·pa·ya

(pă-pī'yăh),
The fruit of the papaw (pawpaw), Carica papaya (family Caricaceae), a tree of the tropic Americas; it possesses a proteolytic action and is the source of papain.
Synonym(s): carica
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Papaw wanted the rebuild to be complete, so he began tracking down the original carburetor.
Abbreviations: CG = center of gravity, CR = customer requirement, DC = direct current, DR = design requirement, EPW = electric-powered wheelchair, HOQ = house of quality, ISO = International Organization for Standardization, LED = light-emitting diode, MW = manual wheelchair, PAPAW = pushrim-activated power-assist wheelchair, QFD = quality function deployment, rpm = revolutions per minute.
The papaw tree is one of the wonders of nature - it can grow from seed to a 20ft fruit-bearing tree in less than 18 months.
For people with MS, PAPAWs may prove to be a good compromise between the fatigue caused by propelling among manual wheelchair users and the lack of exercise among power wheelchair users [26].
Papaw was not affectionate in the sense of hugging and kissing, but I never doubted his love for me.
As initial testing reveals, a PAPAW operates much like a traditional manual wheelchair but requires less effort to propel.
Azaleas in a yard vie with wild wisteria across the street for the most "oohs" and "aahs," while tiny blooms of a papaw tree wait drably until their day of accomplishment--a banana-smell-alike but not taste-alike fruit.
As the orchestra played, Amy was escorted down the aisle by her papaw.
My cousin and I traveled to the Great Smoky Mountains on several trips with Papaw and Granny.
I had never been actually inside the man's house before--only to the side door, to collect figs or papaws from Mrs Linton when she was up to it.
Many years ago, I read Euell Gibbons' book, Stalking the Wild Asparagus, and when I got to the chapter on papaws (Gibbons' spelling).
It focuses on mango, watermelon, guava, pineapple, banana, papaws, lemons and limes, manioc and ginger.