Jackfruit meaning

jăkfro͝ot
Its large, heavy fruit, containing edible seeds.
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A tropical evergreen tree (Artocarpus heterophyllus) of South and Southeast Asia, widely cultivated for its very large edible fruits, having pulpy yellow flesh.
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The fruit of this tree.
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An East Indian tree (Artocarpus integrifolia) of the mulberry family, like the breadfruit.
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Its yellow, fine-grained wood.
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A tree, Artocarpus heterophyllus, of the Moraceae family, which produces edible fruit.
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The large fruit from this tree.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
jackfruit
Plural:
jackfruits

Origin of jackfruit

  • Portuguese jaca (from Malayalam cakkai) fruit

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Portuguese jaca (“jackfruit”), from Malayalam ചക്ക (chakka).

    From Wiktionary