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cat-faced
 n.— «Cool winter weather or high soil moisture canlead to a shift toward femalness, where the stamens fuse to the carpels or ovary wall. The resulting fruits become severely ridged (carpelloid, or “cat-faced”) and hence are deformed and unmarketable.» —“Why Some Papaya Plants Fail to Fruit” by C.L. Chia, Richard M. Manshardt in College of Tropical Agriculture & Human Resources Fruit and Nuts (Manoa, Hawaii) Oct., 2001. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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