See also: Papaya and papàyā

English edit

 
Unripe papaya fruits

Etymology edit

From Spanish papaya, from Lokono papáia.

Pronunciation edit

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

Noun edit

papaya (plural papayas)

  1. A tropical American evergreen tree, Carica papaya, having large, yellow, edible fruit.
  2. The fruit of this tree.
    • 2019, Ocean Vuong, On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous, Jonathan Cape, page 135:
      It was that image, its practical mundanity, the preparation of fruit I have seen you do a thousand times, the spoon gliding along the papaya’s flesh-orange core, a slush of black seeds plopping into the steel sink, that made it unbearable.
  3. An orange colour, like that of papaya flesh.
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Synonyms edit

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

Derived terms edit

Translations edit

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Further reading edit

Bikol Central edit

Etymology edit

Borrowed from Spanish papaya, from Lokono papáia.

Pronunciation edit

  • IPA(key): /paˈpaja/, [paˈpa.ja]
  • Hyphenation: pa‧pa‧ya

Noun edit

papáya (Basahan spelling ᜉᜉᜌ)

  1. papaya
    Synonym: tapayas

Chavacano edit

Etymology edit

Inherited from Spanish papaya, from Lokono papáia.

Noun edit

papaya

  1. papaya

Eastern Bontoc edit

Etymology edit

Borrowed from Spanish papaya, from Lokono papáia.

Noun edit

papaya

  1. papaya

Karao edit

Etymology edit

Borrowed from Spanish papaya, from Lokono papáia.

Noun edit

papaya

  1. papaya

Spanish edit

 
A papaya sliced lengthwise.

Alternative forms edit

Etymology edit

From Cariban/Lokono papáia.

Pronunciation edit

 
  • IPA(key): (everywhere but Argentina and Uruguay) /paˈpaʝa/ [paˈpa.ʝa]
  • IPA(key): (Buenos Aires and environs) /paˈpaʃa/ [paˈpa.ʃa]
  • IPA(key): (elsewhere in Argentina and Uruguay) /paˈpaʒa/ [paˈpa.ʒa]

  • Audio (Peru):(file)
  • Rhymes: -aʝa
  • Syllabification: pa‧pa‧ya

Noun edit

papaya f (plural papayas)

  1. papaya (fruit)
    Synonyms: lechoza, (Venezuela, Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic, Argentina, Paraguay) lechosa, mamón
  2. (Cuba, slang, euphemistic) vagina (likely from the shape of the fruit when sliced in half lengthwise: see image)
  3. (Colombia, slang) opportunity

Usage notes edit

  • Cubans typically call the papaya fruit fruta bomba instead, reserving the word papaya for its slang sense.

Adjective edit

papaya m or f (masculine and feminine plural papayas)

  1. (Chile, Ecuador, Peru, Venezuela, slang) easy

Descendants edit

Further reading edit

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Noun edit

papaya c

  1. papaya (fruit and tree)

Declension edit

Declension of papaya 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative papaya papayan papayor papayorna
Genitive papayas papayans papayors papayornas

References edit

Tagalog edit

 
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Etymology edit

Borrowed from Spanish papaya, from Lokono papáia. Compare Pangasinan apayas and Kapampangan kapaya.

Pronunciation edit

Noun edit

papaya (Baybayin spelling ᜉᜉᜌ)

  1. papaya

Anagrams edit

Turkish edit

Noun edit

papaya

  1. accusative singular of papa

Western Huasteca Nahuatl edit

Noun edit

papaya

  1. papaya.