jackfruit

noun
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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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 The prepared jackfruit, brands like Upton’s Naturals, are found in the produce section near the tofu. Anna Thomas Bates, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Jazz up family taco night with exotic jackfruit, a vegetarian option," 8 May 2018 Add jackfruit and chopped onion, toss to coat evenly. San Antonio Express-News, "Recipe: Pulled Jackfruit Tacos," 13 June 2018 In a pot, combine the jackfruit, liquid and one-quarter cup of the seasoning. Nancy Miller, The Courier-Journal, "More than just a gastropub. Food at Monnik is as awesome as the beer," 10 July 2018 Char Bar does a jackfruit sandwich that is delicious. Sam Mellinger, kansascity, "Mellinger Minutes: Danny Duffy good again, Royals and 100 losses, and, oh yes, the Chiefs," 12 June 2018 Add jackfruit, beans and corn and cook until warmed through, about 3 to 5 minutes. Anna Thomas Bates, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Jazz up family taco night with exotic jackfruit, a vegetarian option," 8 May 2018 There is also an array of curries to choose from, including gulai nangka (jackfruit curry), spicy pork rind curry and telor balado (egg curry). Brea Salim, San Francisco Chronicle, "Indo Cafe and the quest for a small piece of Indonesia in the Bay Area," 10 Apr. 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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