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Synonyms for pawpaw

tropical American shrub or small tree having huge deeply palmately cleft leaves and large oblong yellow fruit

small tree native to the eastern United States having oblong leaves and fleshy fruit

fruit with yellow flesh

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Although I've likely eaten as many pawpaws as anyone alive and sampled dozens of unique pawpaw brews, I knew very little about making alcohol before starting this project.
But when pawpaw grower Larry Rossi, a slender bespectacled man, presented me with a freshly picked pawpaw, it was clear that unless you were Paul Bunyan or Pecos Bill, there was no way you could pick up pawpaws and put 'em in your pocket.
Pawpaws and mayapples are more elusive and more desirable.
Investigators asked 114 people to taste-test three types of muffins: a higher-fat product made with vegetable oil and two low-fat alternatives, one made with applesauce and the other with pawpaw, a fruit that tastes similar to mango or banana.
They also planted faster growing trees and shrubs for the short term: white pine, Chinese chestnut, pawpaw, hazelnut, blueberries, and raspberries.
The active ingredient is papain, the same substance as found in green pawpaws.
Supermarket sales of PAWPAWS, a tropical melon-like fruit, went up by nine per cent to 2,400 tons.
Jones, who grows pawpaw trees in his Santa Clara, California, garden, calls pawpaws love-hate fruits.
They brought us avocados, pawpaws, bananas and all kinds of sweets: pumpkin sweets, sweets made with milk, cakes, puddings.
In North America, persimmons, pears, hardy kiwis, pawpaws, blueberries and raspberries are among the fruits that don't require much care.
You may think awhile and conclude that this fruit simply doesn't exist, but at my family's Magicland Farm we grow many types and varieties of fruits and vegetables, and our homegrown banana-like pawpaws are among the most popular.
Pawpaws attract flies and beetles with an odor that Kevan describes as "mawkish," and skunk cabbage flowers emit five odors, including fungal and fecal mimics, in rotation.
American plums were collected in July and August, pawpaws in September, persimmons in October and hackberries were collected in February.
They can be fearsome things, pawpaws -- large and mushy and possessed of no keeping abilities whatsoever.
Using AFG as its procurement base, Hazel Cleather, technical director, is developing the current range of tropical fruit salads to include mangoes, kiwifruit, lychees, physalis, pawpaws and citrus.