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English definition of “staple”

staple

noun [C] (BASIC ITEM)   /ˈsteɪ·pəl/
a basic food, or a main product or material: Because of the storm, most stores were low on staples such as bread and milk. Scandals are a newspaper staple.
(Definition of staple noun (BASIC ITEM) from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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