Papaya

Die Papaya ist reif am Baum mit dem Himmel.

Carica papaya

Papaya (Wikipedia)

Papaya
Koeh-029.jpg
Papaya plant and fruit, from Koehler's Medicinal-Plants (1887)
Photograph showing a papaya in cross section, with orange flesh and numerous black seeds
Papaya cross section showing orange flesh and numerous black seeds
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom:Plantae
Clade:Tracheophytes
Clade:Angiosperms
Clade:Eudicots
Clade:Rosids
Order:Brassicales
Family:Caricaceae
Genus:Carica
Species:
C. papaya
Binomial name
Carica papaya

The papaya (/pəˈpə/, US: /pəˈpɑːjə/) (from Carib via Spanish), papaw, (/pəˈpɔː/) or pawpaw (/ˈpɔːpɔː/) is the plant Carica papaya, one of the 22 accepted species in the genus Carica of the family Caricaceae. Its origin is in the tropics of the Americas, perhaps from Central America and southern Mexico.

Papaya (Wiktionary)

English

Etymology

From Spanish papaya, from Arawak papáia.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /pəˈpaɪə/, /pəˈpɑːjə/
  • Rhymes: -aɪə, -ɑːjə

Noun

papaya (plural papayas)

  1. A tropical American evergreen tree, Carica papaya, having large, yellow, edible fruit
  2. The fruit of this tree.
  3. An orange colour, like that of papaya flesh.

Synonyms

  • pawpaw (Australia), common term for papaya, but strictly speaking this refers to a different tree / fruit

Translations

See also

  • papain

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