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.

1690–1700; bread + fruit Unabridged
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breadfruit (ˈbrɛdˌfruːt)
n , 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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In tropical climates, people often rely on starchy fruits such as plantains and
Other indigenous trees include the breadfruit, eucalyptus, and banyan.
Breadfruit: it's the miracle food of the future, but nobody wants to eat it.
Other items may be added to the imu, including breadfruit and sweet potatoes.
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