See also: Papaya and papàyā

EnglishEdit

 
Unripe papaya fruits

EtymologyEdit

From Spanish papaya, from Arawak papáia.

PronunciationEdit

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

NounEdit

papaya (plural papayas)

  1. A tropical American evergreen tree, Carica papaya, having large, yellow, edible fruit
  2. The fruit of this tree.
  3. An orange colour, like that of papaya flesh.
    papaya:  

SynonymsEdit

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

TranslationsEdit

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Further readingEdit


ChavacanoEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Spanish papaya, from Arawak papáia.

NounEdit

papaya

  1. papaya

Eastern BontocEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Spanish papaya, from Arawak papáia.

NounEdit

papaya

  1. papaya

KaraoEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Spanish papaya, from Arawak papáia.

NounEdit

papaya

  1. papaya

SpanishEdit

 
A papaya sliced lengthwise.

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Cariban/Arawak papáia.

PronunciationEdit

 
  • 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]
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  • NounEdit

    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 notesEdit

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

    AdjectiveEdit

    papaya (plural papayas)

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

    DescendantsEdit

    Further readingEdit


    TagalogEdit

     
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    EtymologyEdit

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

    PronunciationEdit

    • Hyphenation: pa‧pa‧ya
    • IPA(key): /paˈpaja/, [pɐˈpa.jɐ]
    • Rhymes: -aja

    NounEdit

    papaya

    1. papaya

    AnagramsEdit


    TurkishEdit

    NounEdit

    papaya

    1. accusative singular of papa

    Western Huasteca NahuatlEdit

    NounEdit

    papaya

    1. papaya.