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jackfruit

[jak-froot] /ˈdʒækˌfrut/
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 of jackfruit
1810-1820
1810-20; jack2 + fruit
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British Dictionary definitions for jackfruit

jackfruit

/ˈdʒækˌfruːt/
noun
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)
Sometimes shortened to jack, jak
Word Origin
C19: from Portuguese jaca, from Malayalam cakka
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