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Meaning of breadbasket

bread•bas•ket

Pronunciation: (bred'bas"kit, -bä"skit), [key]
— n.
  1. a basket or similar container for bread or rolls.
  2. an agricultural area that provides large amounts of food, esp. grain, to other areas.
  3. a person's stomach or abdomen.
—adj.
  1. of, pertaining to, or characteristic of a geographical breadbasket: Iowa is a breadbasket state.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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