Definition of papaya noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//pəˈpaɪə//
; NAmE NAmE//pəˈpaɪə//
(British English also pawpaw) Fruit
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a tropical fruit with yellow and green skin, sweet orange or red flesh and round black seeds See related entries: Fruit Word Originlate 16th cent.: from Spanish and Portuguese (see pawpaw).
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: papaya