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jack·fruit

 (jăk′fro͞ot′)
n.
1. A tropical evergreen tree (Artocarpus heterophyllus) of South and Southeast Asia, widely cultivated for its very large edible fruits, having pulpy yellow flesh.
2. The fruit of this tree.

[Portuguese jaca (from Malayalam cakkai) + fruit.]

jackfruit

(ˈdʒækˌfruːt) or

jakfruit

n
1. (Plants) a tropical Asian moraceous tree, Artocarpus heterophyllus
2. (Plants) 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]

jack•fruit

(ˈdʒækˌfrut)

n.
1. a large, tropical tree, Artocarpus heterophyllus, of the mulberry family, with glossy leaves.
2. the knobby, yellow, edible fruit of this plant, reaching the size of a watermelon.
[1810–20]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.jackfruit - East Indian tree cultivated for its immense edible fruit and seedsjackfruit - East Indian tree cultivated for its immense edible fruit and seeds
jak, jackfruit, jack - immense East Indian fruit resembling breadfruit; it contains an edible pulp and nutritious seeds that are commonly roasted
Artocarpus, genus Artocarpus - evergreen Asiatic trees now grown through the tropics: breadfruit; jackfruit
fruit tree - tree bearing edible fruit
2.jackfruit - immense East Indian fruit resembling breadfruit; it contains an edible pulp and nutritious seeds that are commonly roasted
edible fruit - edible reproductive body of a seed plant especially one having sweet flesh
Artocarpus heterophyllus, jackfruit, jackfruit tree - East Indian tree cultivated for its immense edible fruit and seeds
Translations
tropický africký morušovitý strom
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Therefore any of the tubers or jackfruits can be a substitute for rice or wheat as a staple food.
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The show displayed models like a dinosaurs made of sweet limetta and jackfruits, crocodile made up of cherry fruits and pineapples, a giant King Kong made up of around 250 KG black grapes and much more.
The Malaysian Agricultural Research and Development Institute has standardised minimal processing of jackfruits.
Jackfruits usually weigh approximately 10-14 pounds each, are covered with a knobby brown skin that may remind you of a fruit-flavored armadillo, and have a multitude of black seeds.
All the basics--milk, baked beans, breakfast cereals and teabags are also on sale, and if the fruit and veg tends towards the exotic--with a baffling range of horned melons, kumquats, rambutan and jackfruits (at a cool 25 [pounds sterling] a time), accompanying notes are available telling customers how to prepare the food.
Some people even feed them jackfruits because it helps clot the blood,' he said.
Some of the fruit crop seedlings which are to be made available include guavas, mangoes, breadfruits, naseberries, ackees, cashews, nutmegs, soursops, jackfruits, avocados, tamarinds, june plums and otaheite apples.