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breadnut

[bred-nuht] /ˈbrɛdˌnʌt/
noun
1.
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.
Origin
1750-1760
1750-60; bread + nut
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  • The breadfruit is closely related to the breadnut and the jackfruit.
British Dictionary definitions for breadnut

breadnut

/ˈbrɛdˌnʌt/
noun
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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Encyclopedia Article for breadnut

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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