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breadfruit:

see mulberrymulberry,
common name for the Moraceae, a family of deciduous or evergreen trees and shrubs, often climbing, mostly of pantropical distribution, and characterized by milky sap. Several genera bear edible fruit, e.g.
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breadfruit

[′bred‚früt]
(botany)
Artocarpus altilis. An Indo-Malaysian tree, a species of the mulberry family (Moraceae). The tree produces a multiple fruit which is edible.

breadfruit

1. a moraceous tree, Artocarpus communis (or A. altilis), of the Pacific Islands, having large round edible starchy usually seedless, fruit
2. the fruit of this tree, which is eaten baked or roasted and has a texture like bread
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Master," he said, "I shall die if I do not taste a little of this bread-fruit pie.
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Who can doubt that these qualities are united in the banana, the cocoa-nut, the many kinds of palm, the orange, and the bread-fruit tree?