breadnut

[ bred-nuht ]
/ ˈbrɛdˌnʌt /

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.

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Origin of breadnut

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

breadnut
/ (ˈbrɛdˌnʌt) /

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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