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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Pa*paw"
  1. [Bot] Same as papaya, senses 1 and 2.
  2. [Bot] 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.

Etymology: Prob. from the native name in the West Indies; cf. Sp. papayo papaw, papaya the fruit of the papaw

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  1. Fruit with yellow flesh; related to custard apples
  2. Small tree native to the eastern United States having oblong leaves and fleshy fruit

From papaya

  1. A tree, Carica papaya, of tropical America, belonging to the order Brassicales, and producing dull orange-colored, melon-shaped fruit.

Related to papa.

  1. (US, dialect, Southern US) A grandfather, especially one's paternal grandfather.
  2. (US, dialect, Southern US, less commonly) A father.

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    Past life for Papaw born Mar 14, 1985

    I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a male in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Turkey approximately on 1175. Your profession was handicraftsman and mechanic.

    You always liked to travel, to investigate, could have been detective or spy. Your lesson - development and expansion of your mental consciousness. Find good teacher, spend a part of your time and energy on his wisdom.

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    • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
    • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
    • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
    • Wiktionary: Titles and License.