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How the name was derived JACK fruit ? Who/ or what was that Jack.?

Asked by SRINIVASAN N, 13 Apr '09 04:57 am
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The fruit is called a variety of names around the world. The English one, jackfruit, is generally cited as deriving from the Malayalam chakka or cakkai via the Portuguese jaca, the name for it used by the physician and naturalist Garcia de Orta in his 1563 book Colquios dos simples e drogas da India.[6][7] A botanist, Ralph Randles Stewart has suggested that it was named after William Jack (1795-1822), a Scottish botanist who worked for the East India Company in Bengal, Sumatra and Malaysia.[8] The fruit, however, was called a \"Jack\" in English before William Jack was born: for instance, in Dampier\'s 1699 A new voyage round the world.[9]
Answered by iqbal seth, 13 Apr '09 05:04 am

 
  
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Jack is another bnake for balu and that likes this very much and hence jack fruite
Answered by Dinesh C S, 13 Apr '09 08:45 am

 
  
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