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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Bread n.
 1. An article of food made from flour or meal by moistening, kneading, and baking.
 Note:Raised bread is made with yeast, salt, and sometimes a little butter or lard, and is mixed with warm milk or water to form the dough, which, after kneading, is given time to rise before baking.
 Cream of tartar bread is raised by the action of an alkaline carbonate or bicarbonate (as saleratus or ammonium bicarbonate) and cream of tartar (acid tartrate of potassium) or some acid.
 Unleavened bread is usually mixed with water and salt only.
 Aërated bread. See under Aërated. Bread and butter (fig.), means of living.
 Brown bread, Indian bread, Graham bread, Rye and Indian bread. See Brown bread, under Brown.
 Bread tree. See Breadfruit.
 2. Food; sustenance; support of life, in general.
    Give us this day our daily bread.   --Matt. vi. 11

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Bread·fruit n. Bot.
 1. The fruit of a tree (Artocarpus incisa)  found in the islands of the Pacific, esp. the South Sea islands. It is of a roundish form, from four to six or seven inches in diameter, and, when baked, somewhat resembles bread, and is eaten as food, whence the name.
 2. Bot. The tree itself, which is one of considerable size, with large, lobed leaves. Cloth is made from the bark, and the timber is used for many purposes. Called also breadfruit tree and bread tree.