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Webster 1913 Edition


Breadfruit

Bread′fruitˊ

,
Noun.
(Bot.)
1.
The fruit of a tree (
Artocarpus incisa
) found in the islands of the Pacific, esp. the South Sea islands. It is of a roundish form, from four to six or seven inches in diameter, and, when baked, somewhat resembles bread, and is eaten as food, whence the name.
2.
(Bot.)
The tree itself, which is one of considerable size, with large, lobed leaves. Cloth is made from the bark, and the timber is used for many purposes. Called also
breadfruit tree
and
bread tree
.

Definition 2021


breadfruit

breadfruit

English

Noun

breadfruit (plural breadfruits)

Artocarpus altilis
Fruit of Artocarpus altilis
  1. An evergreen tree, Artocarpus altilis, native to islands of the east Indian Ocean and western Pacific Ocean.
  2. The large round fruit of this tree.

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