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1The large, round, starchy fruit of a tropical tree, which is used as a vegetable and sometimes to make a substitute for flour.
- ‘The nearby trees tower another 15 or 20 feet overhead, their breadfruits and coconuts dangling almost within reach.’
- ‘There may not be many people of my age who are still around and remember the old days when a hops bread the size of a large breadfruit sold for one penny and two could be purchased for three cents, and it was even cheaper by the quart.’
- ‘Native-grown breadfruit, mango, soursop, pawpaw, and cashews are regarded by some locals as less desirable food.’
- ‘Madi delved back into her bag and came up with three breadfruits.’
- ‘These animals have fed only on the finest tropical fruits (mangoes and breadfruit are their favourites).’
- ‘Among the island's abundant fruits are bananas, mangos, breadfruit, guavas, plumrose, coconuts, passion fruits, and pineapples.’
- ‘People also enjoy salads and fruit desserts of mango, papaya, breadfruit, and pineapple.’
- ‘Pacific Islander cuisine includes numerous types of fish, fresh fruit like bananas and coconut, breadfruit, cassava (a starchy plant), and sweet potatoes.’
- ‘Farmers can harvest avocados, bananas, breadfruits, mangoes, and oranges, as well as medicinal plants, rubber, and timber.’
- ‘Starches include various kinds of yams, dasheen, eddos, bananas and plantains, sweet potatoes, and breadfruit.’
- ‘The agricultural sector is made up of cattle ranches and small farms producing coconuts, breadfruit, tomatoes, and melons.’
- ‘Resembling a small breadfruit, noni comes from a hardy tropical shrub that grows with weed-like abandon from Tonga to Thailand.’
- ‘In Jamaica, where there's no Thai food available, she might use breadfruit or yams.’
- ‘I have been carrying some breadfruits for her in the last two weeks as she and her family love roast breadfruit as much as we do here at home.’
- ‘We lunched at Black Point, on smoked herring, vegetables, breadfruit, and the most unforgettable coconut dumplings, all provided by our good Sailor.’
- ‘Stories of Marco Polo and lasagna made with flour ground from breadfruit have found their way into the quest for lasagna's origin.’
- ‘The locals there made wine from cashews, sugarcane, carrots, grapefruit, breadfruit, pineapple, and mangoes, to name only the ones I encountered.’
- ‘Since food knows no boundaries, here's to breadfruit and star fruit, polenta and perogies - it's all there to be discovered.’
- ‘Finally, she says, it's exciting to have had first-hand experience with tropical agriculture by sampling breadfruit, taro, fresh coconut milk, and lychees just picked from a tree.’
- ‘The starch component, which is referred to as ‘real food,’ is usually taro, yams, sweet potatoes, or manioc but may consist of tree crops such as breadfruit, bananas, and nuts.’
2The large evergreen tree that bears the breadfruit, which is widely cultivated on the islands of the Pacific and the Caribbean.
- ‘I looked up and there, in a part of a breadfruit tree that seemed to be playing host to a nest of termites, was a beautiful Jamaican Woodpecker.’
- ‘In 1787, the Bounty set out on a voyage to collect breadfruit trees from Tahiti and take them on to the Caribbean, where they would provide a cheap, nutritious food source for the plantations.’
- ‘When Europeans began to explore the Pacific the breadfruit was already being grown throughout the region, although still a newcomer in some islands.’
- ‘The breadfruit trees, cycads and tall hardwoods of that forest hide hornbills, sea eagles and monkeys.’
- ‘The well-known breadfruit tree brought to the island by Captain Bligh in 1793 was first planted here, and its descendants are still to be found in the gardens.’
- ‘This rampart is now colonized by coconut palms, pandanus, and breadfruit trees, and I like to sit here in the late after-noons and watch the sea rolling ashore.’
- ‘The evening sun burnishes the huge leaves of the breadfruit trees.’
- ‘The breadfruit tree at my home is bearing like there is no tomorrow.’
- ‘Also, the Seventh-day Adventist church at the back of Golden Lane was damaged when a breadfruit tree crashed through the wall and landed on the altar.’
- ‘During the millennia breadfruit has been cultivated, the trees changed with time and place.’
- ‘In the older islands a larger layer of topsoil has formed, and these islands are covered with coconut trees, breadfruit, and dense shrubs.’
- ‘In 1959, there was a twenty-year-old man who, when seen sitting under a breadfruit tree with an unmarried eighteen-year-old female, had his jaw broken by an irate brother.’
- ‘Her neighbors became jealous and cut down the breadfruit tree.’
- ‘So this person called in to say that a breadfruit tree in their area north of the island had fallen down due to the strong winds.’
- ‘There are 12 villas and a plantation house tucked away amid the mango and breadfruit trees offering the ultimate in privacy and relaxation.’
- ‘In the Caribbean, the leaves of the breadfruit are used in folk medicine to relieve pain and inflammation.’
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