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English definition of “staple”


noun [C] (BASIC)    /ˈsteɪ.pl̩/
a main product or part of something: Shortages mean that even staples (= basic foods ) like bread are difficult to find . Phosphate has been a staple of this area for many years . Romantic fiction and reference books are a staple of many public libraries .Standard and routine
(Definition of staple noun (BASIC) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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