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1. Bread in any form or shape.
2. Flour, meal, or grain used in the baking of bread.
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1. (Cookery) any form of bread
2. (Cookery) any flour or grain used in bread making
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1. grain, flour, or meal for making bread.
2. bread.
[1785–95, Amer.]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.breadstuff - food made from dough of flour or meal and usually raised with yeast or baking powder and then bakedbreadstuff - food made from dough of flour or meal and usually raised with yeast or baking powder and then baked
starches - foodstuff rich in natural starch (especially potatoes, rice, bread)
flour - fine powdery foodstuff obtained by grinding and sifting the meal of a cereal grain
baked goods - foods (like breads and cakes and pastries) that are cooked in an oven
anadama bread - a yeast-raised bread made of white flour and cornmeal and molasses
bap - a small loaf or roll of soft bread
barmbrack - a rich currant cake or bun
breadstick, bread-stick - a crisp stick-shaped roll; often served with soup
Boston brown bread, brown bread - dark steamed bread made of cornmeal wheat and flour with molasses and soda and milk or water
bun, roll - small rounded bread either plain or sweet
caraway seed bread - bread containing caraway seeds
challah, hallah - (Judaism) a loaf of white bread containing eggs and leavened with yeast; often formed into braided loaves and glazed with eggs before baking
cinnamon bread - bread flavored with cinnamon often containing raisins
cracked-wheat bread - bread made with cracked wheat that has been ground fine
crouton - a small piece of toasted or fried bread; served in soup or salads
brown bread, dark bread, whole meal bread, whole wheat bread - bread made with whole wheat flour
English muffin - round, raised muffin cooked on a griddle; usually split and toasted before being eaten
flatbread - any of various breads made from usually unleavened dough
garlic bread - French or Italian bread sliced and spread with garlic butter then crisped in the oven
gluten bread - bread made with gluten flour
Host - a technical name for the bread used in the service of Mass or Holy Communion
loaf, loaf of bread - a shaped mass of baked bread that is usually sliced before eating
matzah, matzo, matzoh, unleavened bread - brittle flat bread eaten at Passover
naan, nan - leavened bread baked in a clay oven in India; usually shaped like a teardrop
onion bread - bread containing finely minced onions
raisin bread - bread containing raisins
quick bread - breads made with a leavening agent that permits immediate baking
rye bread - any of various breads made entirely or partly with rye flour
salt-rising bread - white wheat bread raised by a salt-tolerant bacterium in a mixture of salt and either cornmeal or potato pulp
simnel - a crisp bread of fine white flour
sour bread, sourdough bread - made with a starter of a small amount of dough in which fermentation is active
toast - slices of bread that have been toasted
wafer - thin disk of unleavened bread used in a religious service (especially in the celebration of the Eucharist)
light bread, white bread - bread made with finely ground and usually bleached wheat flour
sandwich - two (or more) slices of bread with a filling between them
2.breadstuff - flour or meal or grain used in baking bread
food product, foodstuff - a substance that can be used or prepared for use as food
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References in classic literature ?
Every New Englander might easily raise all his own breadstuffs in this land of rye and Indian corn, and not depend on distant and fluctuating markets for them.
26 32 32 Flax, hemp, jute manufactures 36 34 42 Wool, unmanufactured 36 33 47 Leather manufactures 33 31 36 Iron and steel manufactures 27 39 44 Breadstuff's 27 15 33 Fruit, nuts, etc.
It's sort of like the hot dog in that a lot of people who eat them don't think, "I shall now have a Jewish breadstuff." Bagels have become so common that I don't think people think of them as particularly Jewish, except in Montreal, maybe.
Gather a collection of pizzas and hard bread, and a variety of their breadsticks too -- the bakery prides itself on its breadstuff offerings that are unique to such establishments in the neighborhood (yes, El-Abd is only several blocks down).
Corn tortillas remain the essential Southwestern breadstuff. Stewed or refried pinto beans are a key source of protein.
He contrasts the late nineteenth-century writings of the American anthropologists Frank Hamilton Cushing (Adventures in Zuni; Zuni Breadstuff) and Mrs.
With his Zuni Breadstuff and "My Adventures in Zuni," both written in the 1880s, Cushing pioneered a form of ethnography that had many of the attributes of Tedlock's "narrative ethnography," which she describes as an "emergent form of writing" (p.
Cushing's Outlines of Zuni Creation Myths (1896); Zuni Folk Tales (1901, 1931); and Zuni Breadstuff (1920).
I have had men watching you for a long time, and am convinced that you have used the funds of the bank to speculate in the breadstuffs of the country.
'How can we justify the making of any part of our breadstuffs into intoxicating liquor ...
Their main drink was made of breadstuffs and barley, i.e.