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

Examples of jackfruit in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Tacos are filled with cauliflower, Thai shrimp, jackfruit, barbacoa and chicken tinga, and pizzas include margherita, smoked buffalo and Italian combo varieties. Leeanne Griffin, courant.com, "Elicit Brewing in Manchester opens with food, cocktails, karaoke and arcade games," 18 Nov. 2019 Tastea offers mix-in options such as lychee, jackfruit, and aloe vera, which deliver the same eating-while-drinking satisfaction of the tapioca pearls in traditional boba drinks. Los Angeles Times, "8 boba spots in the SGV," 2 Oct. 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, "5 to try: New North County restaurants for Mexican, Mediterranean and more," 22 Aug. 2019 Customers can buy plates of warm jackfruit tacos topped with diced mango and cilantro. Kavita Daswani, Los Angeles Times, "This DTLA bodega is hip, healthy and millennial-friendly. The twist? It’s also affordable," 14 Sep. 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, "5 to try: New North County restaurants for Mexican, Mediterranean and more," 22 Aug. 2019 The vegan jackfruit sandwich also has a nice smoke to it but could use a little more seasoning. Pam Kragen, San Diego Union-Tribune, "5 to try: New North County restaurants for Mexican, Mediterranean and more," 22 Aug. 2019 Expect items from the truck's Asian-fusion menu, including a classic pork belly bao and vegan sloppy joe made with jackfruit, along with several new bao creations, small plates and soups. Marcy De Luna, Houston Chronicle, "Rice Village's Politan Row adds coffeehouse, cocktail bar, bao and tacos," 21 Aug. 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, "5 to try: New North County restaurants for Mexican, Mediterranean and more," 22 Aug. 2019

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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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27 Nov 2019

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“Jackfruit.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/jackfruit. Accessed 14 December 2019.

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