paw·paw also pa·paw (pôpô)
1. Any of various deciduous trees and shrubs of the genus Asimina of the eastern and southeast United States, especially A. triloba, having maroon flowers with three sepals and six petals and fleshy, yellowish-green, edible fruit.
2. The fruit of any of these plants.
3. See papaya.
[Originally a variant of PAPAYA.]
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