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papaya

Pronunciation: pa-pi'yah

Definition: The fruit of the papaw (pawpaw), Carica papaya (family Caricaceae), a tree of the tropic Americas; it possesses a proteolytic action and is the source of papain.

Synonym(s): carica

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