Definitions for jackfruitˈdʒækˌfrut

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

jack•fruitˈdʒækˌfrut(n.)

  1. a large, tropical tree, Artocarpus heterophyllus, of the mulberry family, with glossy leaves.

    Category: Plants

  2. the knobby, yellow, edible fruit of this plant, reaching the size of a watermelon.

    Category: Plants

Origin of jackfruit:

1810–20

Princeton's WordNet

  1. jackfruit, jackfruit tree, Artocarpus heterophyllus(noun)

    East Indian tree cultivated for its immense edible fruit and seeds

  2. jackfruit, jak, jack(noun)

    immense East Indian fruit resembling breadfruit; it contains an edible pulp and nutritious seeds that are commonly roasted

Wiktionary

  1. jackfruit(Noun)

    A tree, scientific name Artocarpus heterophyllus, of the Moraceae family, which produces edible fruit.

  2. jackfruit(Noun)

    The large fruit from this tree.

  3. Origin: From jaca, from ചക്ക.

Freebase

  1. Jackfruit

    The jackfruit, is a species of tree in the Artocarpus genus of the mulberry family. It is native to parts of South and Southeast Asia, and is believed to have originated in the southwestern rain forests of India, in present-day Kerala, coastal Karnataka and Maharashtra. The jackfruit tree is well suited to tropical lowlands, and its fruit is the largest tree-borne fruit, reaching as much as 80 pounds in weight and up to 36 inches long and 20 inches in diameter. The jackfruit tree is widely cultivated in tropical regions of India, Bangladesh, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Vietnam, Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, and the Philippines. Jackfruit is also found across Africa, e.g., in Cameroon, Uganda, Tanzania, and Mauritius, as well as throughout Brazil and Caribbean nations such as Jamaica.

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