Papaya

(Carica) This group consists of about 25 species of semi-succulent trees native to tropical America. These trees have straight trunks and are topped with palmate leaves.The most popularly grown species is C. papaya, commonly known as the Papaya, Melon Tree (though technically it is a large herb) or Pawpaw (Note: Pawpaw is also the common name of an...
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Papaya

A sweet tropical fruit. Contains an enzyme that is used as a meat tenderizer.
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papaya

[n] - tropical American shrub or small tree having huge deeply palmately cleft leaves and large oblong yellow fruit 2. [n] - large oval melon-like tropical fruit with yellowish flesh
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papaya

The fruit of the papaw (pawpaw), Carica papaya (family Caricaceae), a tree of tropical America; it possesses a proteolytic action and is the source of papain. ... Synonym: carica. ... Origin: Sp. ... (05 Mar 2000) ...
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papaya

noun large oval melon-like tropical fruit with yellowish flesh
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papaya

succulent fruit of a large plant (Carica papaya) of the family Caricaceae that is considered a tree, though its palmlike trunk, up to 8 m (26 feet) ...
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Papaya

The fruit of the papaya tree, which grows from seed to a 20-foot fruit-bearing tree in under 18 months. The fruit is juicy, smooth, and has a sweet-tart flavor. 'Papain,' a digestive enzyme used in meat tenderizers, comes from papayas.
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papaya

papaya (pupī'u) , soft-stemmed tree (Carica papaya) of tropical America resembling a palm with a crown of palmately lobed leaves. It is cultivated for its melonlike yellow fruits eaten raw or cooked and, more recently, for the juice which has become a commercial item. The juice contains th...
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Papaya

Papaya or pawpaw or papaw (Carica papaya) is a tropical American tree of the family Caricaceae with palmate leaves on an unbranched stem and an acrid milky juice which has the property of tenderizing meat. The fruit is similar in appearance to a mango and has a pinkish-orange flesh containing a mass of dark grey seeds, and is much esteemed for eati...
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papaya

Type: Term Pronunciation: pă-pī′yăh Definitions: 1. 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. Synonyms: carica
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papaya

Tropical evergreen tree, native from Florida to South America. Varieties are grown throughout the tropics. The edible fruits are like melons, with orange-coloured flesh and large numbers of blackish seeds in the centre; they can weigh up to 9 kg/20 lb. (Carica papaya, f...
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Papaya

The fruit of the papaya tree, which grows from seed to a 20-foot fruit-bearing tree in under 18 months. The fruit is juicy, smooth, and has a sweet-tart flavor. "Papain," a digestive enzyme used in meat tenderizers, comes from papayas.
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Papaya

The papaya, other wise known as mambo, tree melon, leeches (Venezuela), or pawpaw is the fruit of the tree Carica papaya, in the genus Carica. It is a very small non-branched tree, the single stem growing to 5-12 m tall, with the spirally arranged leaves confined to the top of the trunk; the lower trunk is conspicuously scarred with the leaf scars ...
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Papaya

The papaya, other wise known as mambo, tree melon, leeches (Venezuela), or pawpaw is the fruit of the tree Carica papaya, in the genus Carica. It is a very small non-branched tree, the single stem growing to 5-12 m tall, with the spirally arranged leaves confined to the top of the trunk; the lower trunk is conspicuously scarred with the leaf scars ...
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Papaya

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