Breadfruit



a large, round, starchy fruit borne by a tree, Artocarpus altilis, of the mulberry family, native to the Pacific islands, used, baked or roasted, for food.
the tree bearing this fruit.
Historical Examples

A Voyage to the South Sea William Bligh
John Frewen, South Sea Whaler Louis Becke
A Voyage to the South Sea William Bligh
Good References E. J. Rath
The Wizard of the Sea Roy Rockwood
Fruits of the Hawaiian Islands Gerrit Parmile Wilder
White Shadows in the South Seas Frederick O’Brien
The Life of Captain Matthew Flinders Ernest Scott
White Shadows in the South Seas Frederick O’Brien
The Sin of Monsieur Pettipon Richard Connell

noun (pl) -fruits, -fruit
a moraceous tree, Artocarpus communis (or A. altilis), of the Pacific Islands, having large round edible starchy usually seedless, fruit
the fruit of this tree, which is eaten baked or roasted and has a texture like bread

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