from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A large tree (Brosimum alicastrum) native to Mexico, Central America, and the West Indies, having yellow fruit with a large edible seed.
  • noun The seed of this tree.

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  • noun A tree, Brosimum alicastrum, native to Latin America
  • noun The edible fruit of this tree


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  • The Peroquia suddenly dominates as we continue into the garden surrounded by the same breadnut trees seen in so many Zocolas in all parts of Mexico.

    36 Hours in Your Part of Mexico 2007

  • However, the few areas that still contain moist forest assemblages also termed "Tropical Evergreen Forest" are characterized by tall trees reaching up to 30 meters (m), where the dominant species are: Mayan breadnut (Brosimum alicastrum), sapodilla (Manilkara zapota), rosadillo (Celtis monoica), Bursera simaruba, Dendropanax arboreus, and Sideroxylon capiri.

    Veracruz moist forests 2008

  • African breadnut (8); Zizyphus mauritiana, Indian jujube (8).

    12: Seeds and germplasm 1996

  • On a recent trip to Malaysia, however, I learned from Dr. Lee Ming Yong at the Tenom Agricultural Experiment Station that they are able to V-graft breadfruit onto breadnut trees.

    12: Seeds and germplasm 1996

  • Many a day breadnut save my belly from the pangs of hunger.

    Barbados Underground 2009

  • I have stressed that if I were to be reincarnated as a fruit or vegetable, I would return as a breadnut.

    TrinidadExpress Today's News 2008


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  • The round, yellow/brown fruit of the ramon, a member of the mulberry family. Breadnuts are roasted or boiled and are sometimes used as a substitute for bread.

    July 25, 2007

  • "Locate business and secure", in railway telegraphers' shorthand. --US Railway Association, Standard Cipher Code, 1906.

    January 21, 2013