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English definition of “loaf”


noun [C] (BREAD)    /ləʊf/ US  /loʊf/ (plural loaves)
B2 bread that is shaped and baked in a single piece and can be sliced for eating : two loaves of white bread Bread
(Definition of loaf noun (BREAD) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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