Definition of Jackfruit

1. Noun. East Indian tree cultivated for its immense edible fruit and seeds.

Exact synonyms: Artocarpus Heterophyllus, Jackfruit Tree
Terms within: Jack, Jak
Group relationships: Artocarpus, Genus Artocarpus
Generic synonyms: Fruit Tree



2. Noun. Immense East Indian fruit resembling breadfruit; it contains an edible pulp and nutritious seeds that are commonly roasted.
Exact synonyms: Jack, Jak
Generic synonyms: Edible Fruit
Group relationships: Artocarpus Heterophyllus, Jackfruit Tree

Definition of Jackfruit

1. Noun. A tree, scientific name ''Artocarpus heterophyllus'', of the ''Moraceae'' family, which produces edible fruit. ¹

2. Noun. The large fruit from this tree. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Jackfruit

1. [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Jackfruit

jackeens
jacker
jackeroo
jackeroos
jackers
jacket
jacket crown
jacket potato
jacket potatoes
jacketed
jacketing
jacketless
jackets
jackfish
jackfishes
jackfruit (current term)
jackfruit tree
jackfruits
jackhammer
jackhammered
jackhammering
jackhammers
jackhole
jackholes
jackies
jacking
jacking off
jacking up
jackknife
jackknife-fish

Literary usage of Jackfruit

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1. Sketches from Santalistan by Mathew Andreas Pederson (1913)
"A few days more of shouting and he will be able to read them off from beginning to end like a table. But if you take a leaf from the jackfruit READY FOR ..."

2. Crozet's Voyage to Tasmania, New Zealand, the Ladrone Islands, and the by Crozet, James R. Boosé (1891)
"Like the jackfruit it is covered with a thick skin, which is somewhat thorny, but of which the points are coarse, short, and blunted; its flower also ..."

3. A Gilbertese-English Dictionary by Hiram Bingham (1908)
"Ma'imai, va abounding in breadfruit or jackfruit trees. Ma'ina, a. white. M'a'im'ai, n. dampness. Maina'iiia, a. white. Maina'ina, n. whiteness. ..."

4. Gazetteer of Upper Burma and the Shan States by James George Scott, John Percy Hardiman (1901)
"jackfruit, plantains, peas, mustard, pumpkins, taung- sein leaf, and a few cabbages. ... Plantains, jackfruit, mangoes, beans, pumpkins, mustard, ..."

5. Siam: A Handbook of Practical, Commercial, and Political Information by Walter Armstrong Graham (1913)
"The jackfruit, (Siamese, Kanon) is to be found in the neighbourhood of most villages, and is easily distinguished by its smooth dark foliage and pale green ..."

6. Loving Ganesa: Hinduism's Endearing Elephant-Faced God by Satguru Sivaya Subramuniyaswami, Subramuniya (2000)
"... jackfruit, is a potato-like vegetable, a chewy nut and sweet yellow fruit all in one. Like the jack's stem, our attachments, though small, are strong. ..."

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