breadfruit means: These melon-sized, round fruits are covered in hundreds of small bumps. They are unripe and green, with a flesh that resembles potato, hard, white and starchy. Breadfruit can be used to make sweet or savory dishes, depending on its maturity. It is cooked in sweet or savory dishes at the hard stage. The outside of a slightly ripe potato is partially green. Its flesh, which is baked at this stage of maturity, has a slightly sticky texture and is somewhat fruity but still resembles bread. The flesh becomes tender, brownish and creamy when it is ripe. However, it is still sweet and starchy. (in Cooking Dictionary)
What else does breadfruit mean?
Large, oval-shaped fruit that has a bumpy, greenish skin. The flesh is bland and cream colored. It tastes like fresh bread. You can bake, fry or boil breadfruit in exactly the same manner as potatoes. You can buy it fresh at some specialty markets or you can also get canned. (in Cooking Dictionary)
An evergreen tree (Artocarpus altilis) It was first domesticated in New Guinea, Oceania, and is now cultivated to produce large starchy edible fruit. (in Merlin Dictionary)
This tree produces its fruit. (in Merlin Dictionary)