Definition of jackfruit noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈdʒækfruːt//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈdʒækfruːt//
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  1. 1[countable, uncountable] a large tropical fruit See related entries: Fruit
  2. 2[countable] the tree that jackfruits grow on
  3. Word Origin late 16th cent.: from Portuguese jaca (from Malayalam chakka) + fruit.
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