breadfruit

Definitions

Food

  • The large, heavy, 20 cm diameter fruit of Artocarpus communis, mostly starch with a thick yellow to green and brown rind. Introduced into the Caribbean from the Pacific islands by Captain Bligh of mutiny fame. Used as a staple food, baked, boiled or fried like yam.

Travel

  • noun the starchy fruit of a tree grown in the Pacific Islands, which is used as a vegetable
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