breadnut

[bred-nuht]

noun

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.

Nearby words

  1. breadboard,
  2. breadbox,
  3. breadcrumb,
  4. breadfruit,
  5. breadline,
  6. breadroot,
  7. breadstick,
  8. breadsticks,
  9. breadstuff,
  10. breadth

Origin of breadnut

First recorded in 1750–60; bread + nut

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British Dictionary definitions for breadnut

breadnut

noun

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