noun Date: 1697 a round starchy usually seedless fruit that resembles bread in color and texture when baked; also a tall tropical evergreen tree (Artocarpus altilis) of the mulberry family that bears this fruit

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  • 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • breadfruit — ► NOUN ▪ a large round starchy fruit of a tropical tree, used as a vegetable and to make a substitute for flour …   English terms dictionary

  • breadfruit — [bred′fro͞ot΄] n. 1. a tropical tree (Artocarpus altilis) of the mulberry family, with large, round, usually seedless fruit 2. this fruit, with a starchy pulp, which resembles bread when baked …   English World dictionary

  • Breadfruit — Taxobox name = Breadfruit image width = 240px image caption = Breadfruit cultivated on Hawai i Island regnum = Plantae phylum = Magnoliophyta classis = Magnoliopsida ordo = Rosales familia = Moraceae genus = Artocarpus species = A. altilis… …   Wikipedia

  • breadfruit —    Ulu, kino o Haumea.   See sayings, kī o e, pakī, ule, ulu.    ♦ Cooked but unpounded breadfruit, ulu pa a.   ♦ Breadfruit pudding, paipaie e, pepeie e, piele.   ♦ Rotten breadfruit, ulu pilo.   ♦ Male breadfruit flower, ule ulu, pōule, pō ulu …   English-Hawaiian dictionary

  • breadfruit — /bred frooht /, n. 1. 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. 2. the tree bearing this fruit. [1690 1700; BREAD + FRUIT] * * *… …   Universalium

  • breadfruit — [[t]bre̱dfruːt[/t]] N VAR (breadfruit is both the singular and the plural form.) Breadfruit are large round fruit that grow on trees in the Pacific Islands and in tropical parts of America and that, when baked, look and feel like bread …   English dictionary

  • breadfruit — UK [ˈbredˌfruːt] / US [ˈbredˌfrut] noun [countable/uncountable] Word forms breadfruit : singular breadfruit plural breadfruits a large round fruit that looks like bread after you have cooked it …   English dictionary

  • breadfruit — noun a) An evergreen tree, Artocarpus altilis, native to islands of the east Indian Ocean and western Pacific Ocean. b) The large round fruit of this tree. Syn: breadfruit tree …   Wiktionary

  • breadfruit — paprastasis duonmedis statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Šilkmedinių šeimos daržovinis, krakmolinis augalas (Artocarpus altilis), paplitęs atogrąžų Azijoje, kituose atogrąžų kraštuose auginamas. Jo sėklos ir vaisiai valgomi. atitikmenys: lot.… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

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