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
Recent Examples of breadfruit from the Web
Before Hurricane Matthew, Marie-Lucienne Duvert lived off the land, selling coconuts and breadfruit by the dozen to merchants in Port-au-Prince.
The winding trail to the waterfalls brings hikers through an agricultural landscape of clove, avocado, breadfruit and nutmeg trees, and past islanders tending crops and lazy dogs sunning themselves in the dust of the trail.
Their wives and children stay behind on the island, an oval nub of silver sand rising out of the ocean with a clump of coconut and breadfruit trees in the center.
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BREADFRUIT Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of breadfruit for English Language Learners
: a round fruit that resembles bread when it is baked
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