- IPA(key): /ˈpɔːpɔː/
- (cot–caught merger) IPA(key): /ˈpɑːpɑː/
Via Portuguese and Spanish papaya from Galibi Carib [Term?]; the reason for the change in spelling is unknown.
Via Yuchi pahpah
pawpaw (plural pawpaws)
- Any of several types of trees having edible fruit:
- Asimina, the pawpaw genus, a genus of trees and shrubs native to eastern North America, especially common pawpaw (Asimina triloba)
- Papaya or pawpaw (Carica papaya), a widely cultivated