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[bred-kruhm] /ˈbrɛdˌkrʌm/
a crumb of bread, either dried or soft.
Usually, breadcrumbs.Also called breadcrumb trail. Digital Technology. a sequence of text links on the current page of a website or web-based application, usually at the top, showing the page's location within a hierarchy of content or browsing history and providing a convenient navigational tool:
Online shoppers can use breadcrumbs to see other products in the same category.
Origin of breadcrumb
First recorded in 1760-70; bread + crumb Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Take them up, drain, and let them get cold; then egg and breadcrumb them, and fry them in hot butter a nice pale colour.

    Dressed Game and Poultry la Mode Harriet A. de Salis
  • When quite cool and firm, divide in six parts, giving each the shape of a small cutlet; egg and breadcrumb twice.

  • Egg and breadcrumb them, dip them in clarified butter, and fry a pale gold colour, and serve on a border of mashed potatoes.

    Dressed Game and Poultry la Mode Harriet A. de Salis
  • Be careful to save the vegetable that you scoop out and mix it with the curry and breadcrumb mixture.

    The Khaki Kook Book Mary Kennedy Core
  • When cold, roll it into large boudins the shape of sausages, egg and breadcrumb, and fry.

    Dressed Game and Poultry la Mode Harriet A. de Salis
  • When syrup has reached the stage that it forms a hard ball in water, pour over the breadcrumb mixture.

    The Khaki Kook Book Mary Kennedy Core
  • Shape into cutlets, dip in egg and breadcrumb, and fry a nice brown.

  • Blanch and braize as above, and when cold egg and breadcrumb and sautez in butter.

  • At that, I hold no brief for the pheasant—except when served with breadcrumb dressing and currant jelly he is no friend of mine.

    Europe Revised Irvin S. Cobb
  • To egg and breadcrumb fish put a slice into seasoned flour, turning it so that both sides may be covered.

    The Story of Crisco Marion Harris Neil
British Dictionary definitions for breadcrumb


the soft inner part of bread
(pl) bread crumbled into small fragments, as for use in cooking
verb (transitive)
to coat (food) with breadcrumbs: egg and breadcrumb the escalopes
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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