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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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Papaya mas. Boerh.Ind. ... G. D. Ehret. Delin. ad vivum, sculpsit 1742 in Oct.

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1 print : etching ; platemark 49.3 x 34 cm

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Wellcome Library no. 18634i

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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. Credit: Wellcome Collection. CC BY


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