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bread·fruit

 (brĕd′fro͞ot′)
n.
1. An evergreen tree (Artocarpus altilis) first domesticated in New Guinea and Oceania and cultivated for its large round starchy edible fruits.
2. The fruit of this tree.
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breadfruit

(ˈbrɛdˌfruːt)
n, pl -fruits or -fruit
1. (Plants) a moraceous tree, Artocarpus communis (or A. altilis), of the Pacific Islands, having large round edible starchy usually seedless, fruit
2. (Plants) the fruit of this tree, which is eaten baked or roasted and has a texture like bread
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bread•fruit

(ˈbrɛdˌfrut)

n.
1. a large round starchy fruit borne by a tree, Artocarpus altilis, of the mulberry family, native to the Pacific islands: eaten baked or roasted.
2. this tree itself.
[1690–1700]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.breadfruit - native to Pacific islands and having edible fruit with a texture like breadbreadfruit - native to Pacific islands and having edible fruit with a texture like bread
breadfruit - a large round seedless or seeded fruit with a texture like bread; eaten boiled or baked or roasted or ground into flour; the roasted seeds resemble chestnuts
Artocarpus, genus Artocarpus - evergreen Asiatic trees now grown through the tropics: breadfruit; jackfruit
fruit tree - tree bearing edible fruit
2.breadfruit - a large round seedless or seeded fruit with a texture like bread; eaten boiled or baked or roasted or ground into flour; the roasted seeds resemble chestnuts
edible fruit - edible reproductive body of a seed plant especially one having sweet flesh
Artocarpus altilis, Artocarpus communis, breadfruit, breadfruit tree - native to Pacific islands and having edible fruit with a texture like bread
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Translations
hedelmäleipäpuu
cây sa kêquả sa kêtrái sa kê

breadfruit

[ˈbredfruːt]
A. N (breadfruit or breadfruits (pl)) → fruto m del árbol del pan
B. CPD breadfruit tree Nárbol m del pan
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breadfruit

[ˈbrɛdfruːt] nfruit m de l'arbre à painbread knife ncouteau m à pain
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breadfruit

[ˈbrɛdˌfruːt] nfrutto dell'albero del pane
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References in classic literature ?
Coconut palms, banana trees, and lofty breadfruit trees gave food and sun-shelter.
Later, after what had been to him a terrible journey of miles, when he collapsed in front of the devil-devil house in the shadow of the breadfruit tree, she had shown very lively ideas on the matter of retaining possession of him.
Jackfruit (Artoc[alpha]rpus heterophyllus) is part of the mulberry family, along with fig and breadfruit trees. Its greenish-yellow skin is covered in cone-shaped spikes, protecting an inner flesh of bright yellow edible bulbs, a pithy core, and lots of one-inch edible brown seeds.
In Elizabeth DeLoughrey's (2008) seminal account of the cultural and political implications of the movement of breadfruit to the Caribbean from Tahiti by the British in the eighteenth century, she outlines the ways in which the transportation of breadfruit trees served to produce colonial discourses of benevolence towards slaves, as providing much needed nourishment, at a time when antislavery sentiment was increasing, such that the breadfruit was deployed as a tool to sustain a brutal slave economy in the name of a "natural and sustaining food" from Tahiti.
Along the way to Rainbow Falls he pointed out breadfruit trees and kukui, or candlenut trees, the state tree of Hawaii.
One informant, sitting on his veranda and looking out at the breadfruit trees in the yard, told me that those trees made him think of his father, mother, and other "long gone people".
Oblates in the Netherlands and Germany support an African reforestation project that involves planting drought-and pest-resistant breadfruit trees.
Murch's UBC laboratory has established tissue culture protocols for mass propagation of breadfruit trees in a sterile environment.
Male inflorescences from a diverse selection of breadfruit trees were sun dried at the National Tropical Botanical Garden's Breadfruit Institute in Kalaheo, Hawaii, and provided to scientists for testing.
The students, with the support of the local community and the state ministry of environment, planted a variety of tree seedlings, including palms and breadfruit trees. The trees not only address the erosion problem, but will provide edible fruits and shelter to the community.
On an Island Safari Land Rover our group of six drove at a leisurely pace past rippling sugar cane fields, smelly breadfruit trees, 100ft cabbage palms, mahogany trees and rum shops with names like Dr-T's Bar and Grill.