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パパイア (papaia): a cluster of papayas on the tree.

EtymologyEdit

Listed variously as borrowed from English papaya,[1] or from Latin from the species name Carica papaya.[2] An English derivation seems more likely historically, as the fruit is native to southern Mexico and Central America and was first imported into Japan in the mid-Meiji period, well after trading relations had been established with the United States.

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パパイア (rōmaji papaia)

  1. papaya

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ 1988, 国語大辞典(新装版) (Kokugo Dai Jiten, Revised Edition) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Shogakukan
  2. 2.0 2.1 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, ISBN 4-385-13905-9