breadfruit [bred-froot] EXAMPLES|WORD ORIGIN noun a large, round, starchyborne by a tree, Artocarpus altilis, of the mulberry family, native to the Pacific islands, used, baked or roasted, for food. the tree bearing this .
Origin of breadfruit First recorded in 1690–1700;+ Dictionary.com 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.
In the mornin’, fellow, in the mornin’, justice shall be done while the breadfruit falls.
Where were the hundred groves of the breadfruit tree he saw?
“I don’t see any cocoanut palms or breadfruit trees,” he said.
E. J. Rath
Two were in breadfruit trees about twenty feet above the ground.
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