the round, yellow or brown fruit of the ramon, Brosimum alicastrum, of the mulberry family, used, roasted or boiled, as a substitute for bread in the West Indies.

1750–60; bread + nut Unabridged
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breadnut (ˈbrɛdˌnʌt)
1.  a moraceous tree, Brosimum alicastrum, of Central America and the Caribbean
2.  the nutlike fruit of this tree, ground to produce a substitute for wheat flour, esp in the West Indies

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prolific trees closely related to the breadfruit and found widely in second-growth Central American tropical rainforests, where its presence in deep forest is considered evidence of pre-Colombian Mayan silviculture. The tree has since been cultivated in many tropical countries.

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The breadfruit is closely related to the breadnut and the jackfruit.
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