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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Breadfruit  \Bread"fruit`\,  n.  (Bot.) 
  1.  The  fruit  of  a  tree  ({Artocarpus  incisa})  found  in  the 
  islands  of  the  Pacific,  esp.  the  South  Sea  islands.  It  is 
  of  a  roundish  form  from  four  to  six  or  seven  inches  in 
  diameter,  and  when  baked,  somewhat  resembles  bread,  and 
  is  eaten  as  food,  whence  the  name 
 
  2.  (Bot.)  The  tree  itself  which  is  one  of  considerable  size, 
  with  large  lobed  leaves.  Cloth  is  made  from  the  bark,  and 
  the  timber  is  used  for  many  purposes.  Called  also 
  {breadfruit  tree}  and  {bread  tree}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  breadfruit 
  n  1:  native  to  Pacific  Islands  and  having  edible  fruit  with  a 
  texture  like  bread  [syn:  {breadfruit  tree},  {Artocarpus 
  communis},  {Artocarpus  altilis}] 
  2:  round  seedless  or  seeded  fruit  with  a  bread-like  texture; 
  eaten  boiled  or  baked  or  roasted  or  ground  into  flour; 
  roasted  seeds  resemble  chestnuts;  of  Pacific  Islands 




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