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staple

adjective [always before noun]
 
 
/ˈsteɪpl/
A staple food, product, etc is basic and very important: a staple diet of rice and fishStandard and routine
Translations of “staple”
in Korean 주요한…
in Arabic أساسي…
in Portuguese básico, de primeira necessidade…
in Catalan bàsic…
in Japanese 基本的な, 主要な…
in Italian fondamentale, (di) base…
in Chinese (Traditional) 基本的,主要的, 標準的,常規的…
in Russian основной…
in Turkish ana, temel, asıl…
in Chinese (Simplified) 基本的,主要的, 标准的,常规的…
in Polish podstawowy…
(Definition of staple adjective from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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