bread tree
Breadfruit Bread"fruit`, n. (Bot.) 1. 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. [1913 Webster]

2. (Bot.) 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. Called also {breadfruit tree} and {bread tree}. [1913 Webster]


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  • Bread tree — Bread Bread (br[e^]d), n. [AS. bre[ a]d; akin to OFries. br[=a]d, OS. br[=o]d, D. brood, G. brod, brot, Icel. brau[eth], Sw. & Dan. br[ o]d. The root is probably that of E. brew. [root]93. See {Brew}.] 1. An article of food made from flour or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • bread tree — noun 1. : breadfruit 2 2. : wild mango 3. : baobab * * * bread tree noun A name for various trees whose seeds or pith yield a substitute for bread, eg Kaffir bread • • • Main Entr …   Useful english dictionary

  • bread tree — (also bread palm) noun a cycad native to tropical and southern Africa, which yields an edible sago like starch. [Genus Encephalartos.] …   English new terms dictionary

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  • monkey-bread-tree — tikrasis baobabas statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Bombakmedinių šeimos augalas (Adansonia digitata), paplitęs Afrikoje, Arabijos pusiasalyje, kituose atogrąžų kraštuose auginamas. Naudojamas gėrimams gaminti, sėklos valgomos. atitikmenys:… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • monkey-bread tree — noun African tree having an exceedingly thick trunk and fruit that resembles a gourd and has an edible pulp called monkey bread • Syn: ↑baobab, ↑Adansonia digitata • Hypernyms: ↑angiospermous tree, ↑flowering tree • Member Holonyms: ↑Adansonia …   Useful english dictionary

  • Bread — (br[e^]d), n. [AS. bre[ a]d; akin to OFries. br[=a]d, OS. br[=o]d, D. brood, G. brod, brot, Icel. brau[eth], Sw. & Dan. br[ o]d. The root is probably that of E. brew. [root]93. See {Brew}.] 1. An article of food made from flour or meal by… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Bread and butter — Bread Bread (br[e^]d), n. [AS. bre[ a]d; akin to OFries. br[=a]d, OS. br[=o]d, D. brood, G. brod, brot, Icel. brau[eth], Sw. & Dan. br[ o]d. The root is probably that of E. brew. [root]93. See {Brew}.] 1. An article of food made from flour or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • bread palm — ˈbread tree 7 [bread tree] (also ˈbread palm) noun a large plant found in tropical and southern Africa whose thick main ↑stem can be made into a type of flour …   Useful english dictionary

  • bread|fruit — «BREHD FROOT», noun. 1. a large, round, starchy fruit grown in the islands of the Pacific, much used for food. When it is baked it tastes somewhat like bread. 2. the tree that it grows on. It belongs to the mulberry family. 3. some similar fruit …   Useful english dictionary

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