Definition of Breadfruit

1. Noun. Native to Pacific islands and having edible fruit with a texture like bread.

Exact synonyms: Artocarpus Altilis, Artocarpus Communis, Breadfruit Tree
Group relationships: Artocarpus, Genus Artocarpus
Generic synonyms: Fruit Tree



2. Noun. 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.
Generic synonyms: Edible Fruit
Group relationships: Artocarpus Altilis, Artocarpus Communis, Breadfruit Tree

Definition of Breadfruit

1. n. 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.

Definition of Breadfruit

1. Noun. An evergreen tree, ''Artocarpus altilis'', native to islands of the east Indian Ocean and western Pacific Ocean. ¹

2. Noun. The large round fruit of this tree. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Breadfruit

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Medical Definition of Breadfruit

1. 1. The fruit of a tree (Artocarpus incisa) found in the islands of the Pacific, especially. 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. 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. Synonym: breadfruit tree and bread tree. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Breadfruit

breadboarded
breadboarding
breadboards
breadbox
breadboxes
breadcake
breadcakes
breadcorn
breadcraft
breadcrumb
breadcrumbed
breadcrumbing
breadcrumbs
breaded
breaden
breadfruit (current term)
breadfruit tree
breadfruits
breadhead
breadheads
breadier
breadiest
breadiness
breading
breadknife
breadknives
breadless
breadlike
breadline
breadlines

Literary usage of Breadfruit

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1. Trukese-English Dictionary =: Pwpwuken Tettenin Fóós, Chuuk-Ingenes by Ward Hunt Goodenough, Hiroshi Sugita (1990)
"burden of a varying number of breadfruit that have been maraa- (ni. ... pudding of fermented breadfruit served with coconut cream. ..."

2. Under Heaven's Brow: Pre-Christian Religious Tradition in Chuuk by Ward Hunt Goodenough (2002)
"Accordingly, there were elaborate rituals for bringing breadfruit and fish. breadfruit (mddy( was the staple food. A poor crop could result in serious ..."

3. Monks' Cookbook by Himalayan Academy, Satguru Sivaya Subramuniyaswami (1997)
"breadfruit Curry 2 1 large breadfruit 1/3 cup ghee 1 onion, sliced thin 1 or 2 chilies, minced 1 clove garlic, minced 2" ginger, minced 2 curry leaves 1.5 ..."

4. Hawaii and Its People: The Land of Rainbow and Palm by Alexander Stevenson Twombly (1899)
"breadfruit. It was during this early period that the breadfruit tree is said to have been brought to Hawaii from the South Sea Islands, of which it is a ..."

5. The Caroline Islands: Travel in the Sea of the Little Lands by Frederick William Christian (1899)
"(j) VARIETIES OF breadfruit IN PONAPE Mai—Generic name. Cf. Tongan, Mei; Marquesan, Met. Cf. Chinese and Japanese Mai, rice. ..."

6. Lights and Shadows of Sailor Life: As Exemplified in Fifteen Years by Joseph G. Clark (1848)
"The shore abounds in tracts of table land, beautifully sprinkled and variegated with clumps, groves and single trees of the breadfruit, ..."

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