Translation of "staple" - English-Mandarin Chinese dictionary


noun [ C ] (BASIC) 基本的 uk us /ˈsteɪ.pl̩/

a main product or part of something

Shortages mean that even staples (= basic foods) like bread are difficult to find. 物资短缺意味着连面包之类的主食都难觅踪影。
Phosphate has been a staple of this area for many years. 磷酸盐多年来一直是这一地区的主要产品。
Romantic fiction and reference books are a staple of many public libraries. 言情小说和工具书是很多公共图书馆的主要藏书。

(Translation of “staple noun (BASIC)” from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Simplified) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)