var. of papaw
- 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.
- The fruit of any of these plants.
- See papaya.
Origin of pawpawOriginally a variant of papaya
- Any of several types of trees having edible fruit:
- The fruit of these trees.
- Used as a term of address (hence often initial-capitalized).