Papaya, pawpaw or melon tree (Carica papaya L.): flowering and fruiting tree with flowers and fruit lying on the ground beneath. Etching by G. D. Ehret, 1742, after himself.
- Ehret, Georg Dionysius, 1708-1770.
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Papaya fruits are eaten fresh or tinned, used as flavouring and used as a source of papain (an antibacterial protein) for tenderizing meat and controlling termites
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