[thechat] Vegetable names across the world was: who thought *this* was a good idea?

martin.p.burns at uk.pwcglobal.com martin.p.burns at uk.pwcglobal.com
Thu Feb 21 07:20:01 CST 2002

Memo from Martin P Burns of PricewaterhouseCoopers

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ah, but this one (which is the one I was thinking about, looking at the
can be known as either.

So we have 2 species:
Carica papaya (known as the papaya or pawpaw)
Asima tribola (known as the pawpaw, which is the Arawakan name for papaya)
each of which can be called either.

Even more confusing than I thought...


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Subject:  Re: [thechat] Vegetable names across the world was: who thought
      *this* was a good idea?

At 12:05 PM 2/21/2002 +0000, you wrote:
>We could also talk about paw-paw -v- papaya, but I don't know who
>uses which for that

Paw Paw is the fruit of the Paw Paw tree actually.


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