breadfruit

noun bread·fruit \ ˈbred-ˌfrüt \

Definition of breadfruit

: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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First Known Use of breadfruit

1697


BREADFRUIT Defined for English Language Learners

breadfruit

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Definition of breadfruit for English Language Learners

  • : a round fruit that resembles bread when it is baked


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