breadbasket

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n breadbasket a basket for serving bread
    • n breadbasket an enlarged and muscular saclike organ of the alimentary canal; the principal organ of digestion
    • n breadbasket a geographic region serving as the principal source of grain
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Breadbasket The stomach. "Whether I will or not, while I live, my heart beats, and my ventricle digests what is in it."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n breadbasket A basket for holding or carrying bread; specifically, a tray, generally oval in shape, used for holding bread at table.
    • n breadbasket The stomach.
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Usage

In literature:

When she saw him, Mrs. Breadbasket stepped suddenly back into the parlor with my ladies.
"Burlesques" by William Makepeace Thackeray
We are becoming the breadbasket of the universe, you might say.
"The Revolt on Venus" by Carey Rockwell
The oldster before mentioned put his hand into the breadbasket, and seized a handful of the biscuit.
"The King's Own" by Captain Frederick Marryat
Shove along the breadbasket, mate.
"Philosopher Jack" by R.M. Ballantyne
Indeed, there were occasions when the breadbasket was removed from my table, so savage was the raid I made upon it.
"Nights in London" by Thomas Burke
These are usually passed in a silver breadbasket.
"Social Life" by Maud C. Cooke
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In news:

The Kansas Wheat Commission recently launched the America's Breadbasket site, and so far, it's every baker's dream.
America's Breadbasket is the online voice of the Kansas Wheat Commission's US consumer education unit.
Ukraine Poised for Growth Europe's Historic Breadbasket is Second in Global Corn Exports.
Innovation is key to America's breadbasket.
From breadbasket of the world to debt-basket.
Knoxville + breadbasket = 34,900 results.
Innovation is key to America's breadbasket .
A new website called "America's Breadbasket " creates an online community where home bakers can share recipes, baking tips and more, plus gain access to the nutrition information and educational resources of the Kansas Wheat Commission.
FATIMA DO SUL, Brazil (AP)--A year ago, Brazil's breadbasket saw what resembled a gold rush as farmers scrambled to increase acreage amid record demand for soy.
Breadbasket Or Basket Case.
As the Midwest is known for it agriculture, Moldova was known as the breadbasket of the Soviet Union.
Modern agricultural methods have produced even larger harvests—but at a cost: the richest breadbasket soils of the nation are threatened by serious erosion.
And got a good look at how the intense heat and drought had toasted the nation's breadbasket.
Eyeing the breadbasket, I give in to impulse, pick up two forks, and stab two bread rolls for Chaplin 's "dancing rolls" routine from his 1925 film The Gold Rush.
But corruption and mismanagement turned the region's one-time breadbasket into a 'small war zone.'.
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