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

Examples of jackfruit in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web But the airline told passengers the smell on the plane was rotten jackfruit. Los Angeles Times, "Smells on a plane: Have you been exposed to toxic chemicals while flying?," 17 Dec. 2020 Coconuts, jackfruit and rambutan, a lychee-like fruit, were already growing there. Emily Leshner, Star Tribune, "Son, father farm to feed neighbors during lockdown in India," 23 Nov. 2020 The brewery also sells a meatless menu with a jackfruit sandwich, meatless wings and more. Sarah Blaskovich, Dallas News, "Where to get fair food in Dallas-Fort Worth since State Fair of Texas was canceled," 15 Sep. 2020 Their Bombay-style comfort food (think: fluffy naan, jackfruit biryani, and spiced masala chai) is worth the flight alone. Megan Spurrell, Condé Nast Traveler, "The 11 Best Cookbooks for Eating Your Way Around the World," 23 Mar. 2020 For cooking, freshly picked, non-ripe jackfruit generally is used. Katie Workman, NBC News, "Jackfruit: The fruit that cooks, chunks and shreds like meat," 31 Jan. 2020 The produce section will offer fruits native to Asia, such as jackfruit, persimmons, longan and durian, according to a slideshow presented at the preview event. Priscilla Totiyapungprasert, azcentral, "6 questions answered about Arizona's first H Mart and a look inside the Mesa megastore," 22 Jan. 2020 Instead of Pork, Try Jackfruit While jackfruit is still young (and not yet sweet), the meaty flesh of the fruit native to Southeast Asian countries can be shredded and cooked just like pulled pork. Katlyn Moncada, Better Homes & Gardens, "No Meat on Hand? These Meat Substitutes Are the Next Best Thing," 1 May 2020 To order Jali Fruit’s dried mango, jackfruit or pineapple, go to jalifruit.co. Kristine M. Kierzek, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "MSOE project escalates to worldwide effort to help farmers sell goods, reduce waste," 27 Apr. 2020

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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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The first known use of jackfruit was in 1681

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30 Dec 2020

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“Jackfruit.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/jackfruit. Accessed 17 Jan. 2021.

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