- a large, tropical, milky-juiced tree, Artocarpus heterophyllus, of the mulberry family, having stiff and glossy green leaves, cultivated for its very large, edible fruit and seeds.
- the fruit of this tree, which may weigh up to 70 pounds (32 kg).
Origin of jackfruit
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A rear garden was pleasant with jackfruit, mango, and plantain trees.
For dessert, mangoes or oranges with rice pudding, or jackfruit juice.
Ang nangkà nakabungìngì na sa kahinug, The jackfruit broke open when it got overripe.
Mas lamì kan-un ang nangkà kun malutung na, Jackfruit is most delicious to eat when it is very ripe.
Pirasúhun ang nangkà arun ibaligyà, Cut the jackfruit into pieces to sell it.
- a tropical Asian moraceous tree, Artocarpus heterophyllus
- the edible fruit of this tree, which resembles breadfruit and can weigh up to 27 kilograms (60 pounds)
Sometimes shortened to: jack, jak
C19: from Portuguese jaca, from Malayalam cakka
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