Bread-Fruit-Tree. A native of the South-Sea Islands. It grows to the thickness of a man and upwards of 40 feet high. The fruit is the size and shape of a child's head. the surface reticulated, covered with a thin skin, with a core the size of a small knife-handle ; the eatable part is between the skin and core, as white as snow, and of the consistence of new bread. When perfectly ripe, it is pulpy, sweetish, putrescent, and, by some, thought to be too laxative; but when green it is farinaceous, and esteemed very wholesome food, either baked under the coals, or roasted over them.

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