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English definition of “bread basket”

bread basket

noun uk   us  

bread basket noun (CONTAINER)

[C] an open container in which bread is put on a table during a mealPreserving and storing food

bread basket noun (FARMING)

[S] a large farming area that provides other areas with food: The Eastern Province is the country's bread basket.Fertile or infertile land
(Definition of bread basket from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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