jack-fruit

jackfruit

[jak-froot]
noun
1.
a large, tropical, milky-juiced tree, Artocarpus heterophyllus, of the mulberry family, having stiff and glossy green leaves, cultivated for its very large, edible fruit and seeds.
2.
the fruit of this tree, which may weigh up to 70 pounds (32 kg).
Also called jak, jack.


Origin:
1810–20; jack2 + fruit

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jackfruit or jakfruit (ˈdʒækˌfruːt)
 
n
1.  a tropical Asian moraceous tree, Artocarpus heterophyllus
2.  the edible fruit of this tree, which resembles breadfruit and can weigh up to 27 kilograms (60 pounds)
 
[C19: from Portuguese jaca, from Malayalam cakka]
 
jakfruit or jakfruit
 
n
 
[C19: from Portuguese jaca, from Malayalam cakka]

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