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Papita (Hindi: पपीता)

Caricaceae (carica family) » Carica papaya

 

KAIR-ih-kuh -- from the Greek karike, a kind of fig - referring to papaya's fig-like leaves

puh-PIE-yuh or pap-EYE-yuh -- possibly derived from the Caribbean word for this plant

 

commonly known as: melon tree, pawpaw, papaya, tree melon • Assamese: অমৱতা amawata, অমিতা amita • Bengali: পেঁপে pempe • Gujarati: પપૈયો papayo, પપૈયું papayun • Hindi: अरणड खरबुजा arand-kharbuza, पपैया papaiya, पपीता papita • Kannada: ಪಪಾಯ papaya, ಪರಮ್ಗಿ paramgi • Konkani: पॉप्पाइ poppayi • Malayalam: കപ്പങ്ങ kappanga, കൊപ്പക്കായ koppakkaaya • Manipuri: awathabi • Marathi: पपयी pappayi, पोपय popay, पोपया popaya, poppayi, फोपयी phopayi • Mizo: thingfanghma • Nepalese: पपिता papita • Oriya: amritobonda • Sanskrit: एरण्ड कर्कटी erand karkati • Tamil: கனியாமணக்கு kaniyamanakku, பப்பாளி pappali • Telugu: బొప్పాయి boppayi • Urdu: ارنڐ کهربجا arand kharbuza, پپيا papaiya

 

Native to: southern Mexico, Central America and northern South America

  

References: Flowers of IndiaWikipediaDigital Dictionaries of South Asia

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Taken on April 12, 2009