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Artocarpus altilis
Fruit of Artocarpus altilis

Etymology edit

bread +‎ fruit, from the texture of the fruit.

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  • IPA(key): /ˈbɹɛdfɹuːt/

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breadfruit (plural breadfruits or breadfruit)

  1. An evergreen tree, Artocarpus altilis, native to islands of the east Indian Ocean and western Pacific Ocean.
    • 1929, Robert Dean Frisbee, The Book of Puka-Puka, Eland, published 2019, page 53:
      There is also a fine tract of guano, inland, where grow limes, oranges, breadfruit and mummy-apples.
  2. The large round fruit of this tree.

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