from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun A staple or necessary food, especially bread.
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Bread, or some other staple foodstuff.
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- noun food made from dough of flour or meal and usually raised with yeast or baking powder and then baked
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By extension from Biblical phrase break the staff of bread.
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