(View exact match)consistencyCATEGORY: geology
DEFINITION: A property of soil that is defined by cohesion and adhesian - or by resistance to deformation. Consistency varies greatly with soil-water and clay content.
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breadfruitSYNONYMS OR RELATED TERMS: bread-fruit
DEFINITION: The fruit of a tree in the South Sea islands that is about the size of a melon and whose whitish pulp (with the consistency of new bread) requires cooking before it can be eaten. The tree was probably first cultivated from the Philippines to New Guinea, and attained great economic importance in the Polynesian Islands, especially the Marquesas and Tahiti, about 1500-2000 years ago. The fruit was also dried or allowed to ferment, and could then be stored for several years in underground pits. In 1788, Captain William Bligh was attempting to take breadfruit saplings from Tahiti to the West Indies when the famous mutiny on HMS Bounty occurred.