pawpaw

(redirected from pawpaws)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Encyclopedia.
Related to pawpaws: pawpaw trees

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
[Sp.]

pawpaw

References in periodicals archive ?
The pawpaw muffins scored higher marks in this area.
The only thing the participants didn't like about the pawpaw muffins was their appearance.
Investigators hope to conduct more studies to determine whether the general public will accept pawpaw as a common food.
Pawpaws become established faster if planted in spring when buds are breaking and the ground is still cool; avoid disturbing the roots.
Although its fruit tastes and looks tropical, the pawpaw tree (Asimina triloba) is native to the eastern United States.
Turn the concave side of the fruit up, and slice the pawpaw in half lengthwise.
Turns out I bought my pawpaws at the end of their season, which runs through September and occasionally into the first week of October.
Pawpaws sometimes go by the common names of Kentucky banana, Indiana banana, or Michigan banana.
Pawpaws are interchangeable with any recipe calling for bananas.
Ripe green pawpaws weigh up to two pounds and are about five inches long.
Several forms of pawpaw are recognized in the eastern and southern United States.
When pawpaw fruit begin to ripen, their aroma can be detected for quite a distance.