Definition of artocarpus
1 capitalized : a large genus of tall evergreen milky-juiced Asian trees (family Moraceae) that are grown throughout the tropics and have large alternate entire or lobed leaves and flowers in catkinlike clusters with the pistillate ones in crowded heads that produce a multiple fleshy fruit
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Origin and Etymology of artocarpus
New Latin, from arto- + -carpus
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