papaw, n. [Prob. from the native name in the West Indies; cf. Sp. papayo papaw, papaya the fruit of the papaw.].
Same as papaya
, senses 1 and 2. [1913 Webster
A tree of the genus Asimina (Asimina triloba), growing in the western and southern parts of the United States, and producing a sweet edible fruit; also, the fruit itself. Gray. [1913 Webster]