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 kilograms).
- Also called jack, jak [jak] /dʒæk/ .
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How to use jackfruit in a sentence
He has made it for countless dinner parties, sometimes adapting it to be vegan by using pulled jackfruit — as the recipe below suggests — instead of chicken.This quick jackfruit or chicken tinga recipe is all about the sauce | Daniela Galarza | November 18, 2021 | Washington Post
Add the jackfruit or chicken, and simmer until warmed through, stirring occasionally.This quick jackfruit or chicken tinga recipe is all about the sauce | Daniela Galarza | November 18, 2021 | Washington Post
This vinegary barbecue sauce is famed in Denver — and deserves to be everywhere else, tooOn opening day, a line of customers half a mile long waited for Sargent’s burnt ends and smoked jackfruit.Vegan barbecue is carving out a place in traditional meat-smoking regions | Jess Eng | September 2, 2021 | Washington Post
If you don’t eat meat, rub the adobo over halved portobellos or canned, drained jackfruit and then roast until they start to crisp.A pernil-style pork tenderloin that conjures the smells of a Puerto Rican kitchen | Daniela Galarza | April 8, 2021 | Washington Post
Osage oranges are big, green, wrinkly monstrosities that look similar to a jackfruit.
Pirasúhun ang nangkà arun ibaligyà, Cut the jackfruit into pieces to sell it.A Dictionary of Cebuano Visayan | John U. Wolff
Angely and jackfruit (Artocarpus ovalifolia and integrifolia) are much subject to their ravages.Natural History of the Mammalia of India and Ceylon | Robert A. Sterndale
A rear garden was pleasant with jackfruit, mango, and plantain trees.Autobiography of a YOGI | Paramhansa Yogananda
For dessert, mangoes or oranges with rice pudding, or jackfruit juice.Autobiography of a YOGI | Paramhansa Yogananda
Cylindrical, eggshaped, jackfruit-like forms are quite common.Philippine Mats | Hugo H. Miller
British Dictionary definitions for jackfruit
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
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