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[bred-froot] /ˈbrɛdˌfrut/
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.
Origin of breadfruit
1690-1700; bread + fruit Unabridged
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  • In tropical climates, people often rely on starchy fruits such as plantains and breadfruit.
  • 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.
  • The towering breadfruit tree, which bear a fruit that can be ground into flour, is among the trees there.
  • The island's other main crops, banana and breadfruit, are less abundant or seasonal and outside supplies are far off.
  • They are depicted swimming, cooking breadfruit, laughing and dancing.
  • Everything from oranges to breadfruit, from soursops to cashew nuts flourish here.
  • Totally wiped out a coconut and breadfruit plantation.
  • Other staples include bananas, breadfruit, and coconuts.
British Dictionary definitions for breadfruit


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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