breadnut


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bread·nut

 (brĕd′nŭt′)
n.
1. A large tree (Brosimum alicastrum) native to Mexico, Central America, and the West Indies, having yellow fruit with a large edible seed.
2. The seed of this tree.

breadnut

(ˈbrɛdˌnʌt)
n
1. (Plants) a moraceous tree, Brosimum alicastrum, of Central America and the Caribbean
2. (Plants) the nutlike fruit of this tree, ground to produce a substitute for wheat flour, esp in the West Indies
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Plant species include: beef wood, sweet wood, rod wood, wild coffee, wild guinep, wild grape, gutter wood, dogwood, breadnut tree maiden plum and cinchona.
SG 'There were huge breadnut trees: they fell completely [in a hurricane].
Unidentifiable fragments of parenchymatous tissues, possibly derived from root or tuber tissues, but which could equally be derived from large seeds (for example the ramon or breadnut, Brosimum alicastrum), large fruits or other fleshy plant organs.