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breadnut

[bred-nuht]
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noun
  1. the round, yellow or brown fruit of the ramon, Brosimum alicastrum, of the mulberry family, used, roasted or boiled, as a substitute for bread in the West Indies.
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Origin of breadnut

First recorded in 1750–60; bread + nut
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British Dictionary definitions for breadnut

breadnut

noun
  1. a moraceous tree, Brosimum alicastrum, of Central America and the Caribbean
  2. the nutlike fruit of this tree, ground to produce a substitute for wheat flour, esp in the West Indies
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