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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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Chil', run down to Aunt Mae's yard Where breadfruit trees drooping with fruit.
During her initial visit to the class, she told the young students about her early years in rural Jamaica, and then she read and discussed many selections from Jamaica's Monica Gunning's, Under the Breadfruit Tree.
On Pohnpei at least, breadfruit trees are extraordinarily resilient.
Breadfruit trees are long-lived and continue yielding steadily over the years; on the eastern high islands some trees have been known to bear fruit over periods longer than normal human life spans.
As she struggles to establish an organic "countercity" in harmony with the rhythms of nature, Marie-Sophie recalls the advice of her old father: "First, plant the providence of the breadfruit tree.
While Pitman (1828 I:91) reported that most breadfruit trees had been destroyed in precontact warfare he does not say, nor would he know, how many that was, and given his interest in making the greatest contrast between the heathen and Christian states of his converts, some exaggeration must be expected.
THE wind had been crashing through the breadfruit trees all night long, hurling some of the green fruit to the ground where they burst like grenades on the patio.
Visitors have the double pleasure of touring this important historical site and viewing the world's largest collection of breadfruit trees, and other indigenous plants of the South Pacific.
Providence and delivered 530 breadfruit trees to the colonists.
Alternatively, spend an afternoon walking around Barbados's lush botanical gardens, planted with breadfruit trees brought ashore by the infamous Captain Bligh of the Bounty.
From the entrance, drive past breadfruit trees and grassy fields fringed with coconut trees to the visitor center.