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English definition of “staple”

staple

adjective [before noun]     /ˈsteɪ.pl̩/
basic or main; standard or regular: The staple diet here is mutton, fish and boiled potatoes. Prices of staple foods such as wheat and vegetables have also been increasing. Her latest film is the staple offering of action and comedy that we have come to expect.Standard and routine
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