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breadfruit

[bred-froot] /ˈbrɛdˌfrut/
noun
1.
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.
2.
the tree bearing this fruit.
Origin
1690-1700
1690-1700; bread + fruit
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British Dictionary definitions for bread-fruit

breadfruit

/ˈbrɛdˌfruːt/
noun (pl) -fruits, -fruit
1.
a moraceous tree, Artocarpus communis (or A. altilis), of the Pacific Islands, having large round edible starchy usually seedless, fruit
2.
the fruit of this tree, which is eaten baked or roasted and has a texture like bread
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