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bread·bas·ket

 (brĕd′băs′kĭt)
n.
1. A basket for serving bread.
2. A geographic region serving as a principal source of grain supply.
3. Slang The stomach.

breadbasket

(ˈbrɛdˌbɑːskɪt)
n
1. a basket for carrying bread or rolls
2. (Physical Geography) an area or region that provides most of the food for a country
3. (Anatomy) a slang word for stomach

bread•bas•ket

(ˈbrɛdˌbæs kɪt, -ˌbɑ skɪt)

n.
1. a basket for bread or rolls.
2. an area that produces large amounts of grain.
3. Slang. the stomach or abdomen.
[1545–55]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.breadbasket - a geographic region serving as the principal source of grain
region - a large indefinite location on the surface of the Earth; "penguins inhabit the polar regions"
2.breadbasket - an enlarged and muscular saclike organ of the alimentary canalbreadbasket - an enlarged and muscular saclike organ of the alimentary canal; the principal organ of digestion
craw, crop - a pouch in many birds and some lower animals that resembles a stomach for storage and preliminary maceration of food
first stomach, rumen - the first compartment of the stomach of a ruminant; here food is collected and returned to the mouth as cud for chewing
second stomach, reticulum - the second compartment of the stomach of a ruminant
omasum, psalterium, third stomach - the third compartment of the stomach of a ruminant
abomasum, fourth stomach - the fourth compartment of the stomach of a ruminant; the one where digestion takes place
internal organ, viscus - a main organ that is situated inside the body
arteria gastrica, gastric artery - the arteries that supply the walls of the stomach
gastric vein, vena gastrica - one of several veins draining the stomach walls
gastroepiploic vein, gastroomental vein, vena gastroomentalis - one of two veins serving the great curvature of the stomach
epigastric fossa, pit of the stomach - a slight depression in the midline just below the sternum (where a blow can affect the solar plexus)
alimentary canal, alimentary tract, digestive tract, digestive tube, gastrointestinal tract, GI tract - tubular passage of mucous membrane and muscle extending about 8.3 meters from mouth to anus; functions in digestion and elimination
3.breadbasket - a basket for serving bread
basket, handbasket - a container that is usually woven and has handles
Translations

breadbasket

[ˈbredˌbɑːskɪt] N
1. (= container) → cesto m para el pan
2. (fig) (= country, area) → granero m
3. (= stomach) → panza f, tripa f (Sp)

breadbasket

[ˈbrɛdˌbɑːskɪt] ncestino per il pane
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