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 Twisted Plants' other vegan menu items include burgers, chick'n patties and nuggets, brats and shredded barbecue jackfruit sandwiches, salad, and snacks, such as cauliflower bites. Carol Deptolla, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 11 Jan. 2022 Tabitha Brown serves up jackfruit tacos to correspondent Ben Tracy. CBS News, 21 Nov. 2021 Add the jackfruit or chicken, and simmer until warmed through, stirring occasionally. Washington Post, 8 Nov. 2021 Halo halo is a southeast Asian treat made with condensed and evaporated milk, red beans, ube jam, kaong, nata de coco, crisped rice, jackfruit and ice cream. Rafael Guerrero, chicagotribune.com, 17 Sep. 2021 Sundas swaps in an herby, whole-wheat flatbread for tortillas and tops it with chunks of jackfruit. Washington Post, 20 Aug. 2021 That includes pineapples and jackfruit, but also animal specimens, including scorpions, tarantulas, and snakes. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, 20 Aug. 2021 One of the two, Cyclocephala forcipulata, a species from the scarab beetle family that is found in Mexico, was found July 7 in a shipment of jackfruit coming across the Pharr–Reynosa International Bridge, CBP reported. Hojun Choi, Dallas News, 4 Aug. 2021 At a recent pop-up at the Doucet Saloon, a comfy bar tucked away on Rutledge Road, the team set up on the patio and served tacos with saucy fillings like chile verde-style jackfruit (three for $14) and nacho-like loaded tostones ($12). Soleil Ho, San Francisco Chronicle, 19 July 2021

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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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17 Jan 2022

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“Jackfruit.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/jackfruit. Accessed 21 Jan. 2022.

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