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  • n  native to Pacific islands and having edible fruit with a texture like bread
  • n  a large round seedless or seeded fruit with a texture like bread; eaten boiled or baked or roasted or ground into flour; the roasted seeds resemble chestnuts

  • People arrive on pink and yellow buses to buy chili peppers and the green breadfruit that ripen among giant leaves.
  • The new, ten-story Caribe Hilton stood dazzling and white on a peninsula, amid a garden of yellow hibiscus trees, breadfruit, almonds and tall waving palms.
  • On these strips, the natives live as they have for centuries, climbing trees for coconuts, paddling canoes out to sea to fish, and munching on breadfruit, pandanus and taro.
News & Articles

  • Global Activism: Breadfruit Trees are the 'Trees That Feed'
    As a child growing up in Jamaica, Mary McLaughlin was struck by all of the food the breadfruit trees around her produced. Decades later, she's on a mission to improve food security and help the environment by making the tree more available in Jamaica, Haiti, Costa Rica and Ghana. For this week's Global Activism segment, The Winnetka-based chairman and founder of the Trees that Feed Foundation ...
    July 11, 2013 - WBEZ 91.5 Chicago
  • Mali prepares for elections, developing legal infrastructure in Burma and using trees to feed people
    Mali prepares to elect its next leader. We learn what it will take to rebuild Burma's legal system. Mary McLaughlin explains tells us about the various benefits of breadfruit trees and introduces us to her organization, Trees that Feed. [ View the story "Worldview: Mali prepares for elections, developing legal infrastructure in Burma and using trees to feed people" on Storify ]
    July 11, 2013 - WBEZ 91.5 Chicago

  • Vybz Kartel in The Guardian
    Clarks is as much a part of the Jamaican culture as ackee and saltfish and roast breadfruit, I swear to you,says Kartel, whose real name is Adijah Palmer. "Policemen wear it, gangsters wear it. Big men wear it to their work. Schoolchildren...

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