jack·​fruit | \ ˈjak-ˌfrüt How to pronounce jackfruit (audio) \

Definition of jackfruit

: a large tropical Asian tree (Artocarpus heterophyllus) related to the breadfruit that yields a fine-grained yellow wood and immense fruits which contain an edible pulp and nutritious seeds also : its fruit

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Large yellow jackfruit grow like Chinese lanterns among loquat and clove trees, pepper vines and coffee plants. The Economist, "The murky world of Madagascar’s roaring vanilla trade," 5 July 2019 The Plant Based Foods Association and the Illinois company Upton's Naturals, which makes vegan products from seitan and jackfruit, sued Mississippi Republican Gov. Phil Bryant and the state's Republican Agriculture Commissioner Andy Gipson. Sarah Min, CBS News, "Plant-based meat advocates sue Mississippi over labeling rules for "meat"," 3 July 2019 House specialties are a whole beer-can-style chicken, smoked salmon, smoked 2-pound turkey leg, smoked jackfruit and whole Bahamian-style red snapper. Pam Kragen, San Diego Union-Tribune, "Family-friendly brewery-restaurant opens in San Marcos," 2 July 2019 The young participants of her studies learned to enjoy such exotic items as lychee nuts, jackfruit and papaya. Emily Langer, Washington Post, "Leann Birch, scientist who came to the aid of picky eaters and their parents, dies at 72," 12 June 2019 My companion ordered a tangy, sauerkraut-dripping Reuben sandwich on local sourdough and jackfruit tacos with snappy jalapeño aioli to go. Erin E. Williams, Twin Cities, "Stunning vistas, modern museums, quirky shops make Reno a favorite for tourists," 22 June 2019 My companion ordered a tangy, sauerkraut-dripping Reuben sandwich on local sourdough and jackfruit tacos with snappy jalapeño aioli to go. Washington Post, "Why you should visit Columbus, Ohio," 13 June 2019 Maybe the ceviche’s marinade was too bright; maybe the jackfruit mole was too weird, spilling out of a blue corn sope like a sort of vegan Sloppy Joe. Rob Haskell, Vogue, "What’s Next for Gabriela Cámara? A New L.A. Restaurant—And Foray into Politics," 15 May 2019 Boss points out green beans, jackfruit, and kaffir limes used in the coconut-flavored dish called lawar. Alex Postman, Condé Nast Traveler, "Finding the Bali You Came For," 16 Nov. 2018

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First Known Use of jackfruit

1681, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for jackfruit

Portuguese jaca jackfruit, from Malayalam cakka

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