- the gourdlike fruit of the baobab, eaten by monkeys.
- the tree itself.
Origin of monkey bread
First recorded in 1780–90
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Examples from the Web for monkey bread
At nightfall he slept like a log "under a monkey-bread tree."
You find here enormous acacias, monkey-bread trees, raphia palms and baobabs; less gloom, and fewer creeping and hanging plants.The Pools of Silence
H. de Vere Stacpoole
It was a calabash tree, otherwise called the monkey-bread tree, which the Woloffs call goui in their language.Perils and Captivity
Charlotte-Adlade [ne Picard] Dard
- the gourdlike fruit of the baobab tree
- monkey bread tree another name for baobab