breadfruit [bred-froot] EXAMPLES|WORD ORIGIN noun a large, round, starchy fruit borne by a tree, Artocarpus altilis, of the mulberry family, native to the Pacific islands, used, baked or roasted, for food. the tree bearing this fruit.

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  • Origin of breadfruit First recorded in 1690–1700; bread + fruit Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019 Examples from the Web for breadfruit Historical Examples of breadfruit

  • Serena and the baby are in the breadfruit grove behind the village.

    John Frewen, South Sea Whaler

    Louis Becke

  • In the mornin’, fellow, in the mornin’, justice shall be done while the breadfruit falls.

    A Son Of The Sun

    Jack London

  • Where were the hundred groves of the breadfruit tree he saw?

    The Cruise of the Snark

    Jack London

  • “I don’t see any cocoanut palms or breadfruit trees,” he said.

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  • Two were in breadfruit trees about twenty feet above the ground.

    The Avifauna of Micronesia, Volume 3

    Rollin H. Baker

  • British Dictionary definitions for breadfruit breadfruit noun plural -fruits or -fruit a moraceous tree, Artocarpus communis (or A. altilis), of the Pacific Islands, having large round edible starchy usually seedless, fruit the fruit of this tree, which is eaten baked or roasted and has a texture like bread Collins English Dictionary – Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

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