an agricultural area that provides large amounts of food, especially grain, to other areas.
Slang. a person's stomach or abdomen.
of, relating to, or characteristic of a geographical breadbasket: Iowa is a breadbasket state.
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How to use breadbasket in a sentence
At the same time in North America, grassland soils similar to chernozems called mollisols formed over the Great Plains, creating twin breadbaskets.Russia’s invasion could cause long-term harm to Ukraine’s prized soil | Rebecca Dzombak | June 21, 2022 | Science News
Since the breakup of the Soviet Union in 1991, Ukraine has regained its traditional position as one of the most important breadbaskets of the world.The Global Food Crisis Will Be One of Affordability Rather than Supply | Scott H. Irwin | April 14, 2022 | Time
Russia’s attacks on Ukraine, once known as the breadbasket of the Soviet Union, could disrupt agricultural exports, and further increase wheat prices.How the Russia-Ukraine crisis could worsen global food inflation | Michelle Cheng | February 24, 2022 | Quartz
In the “true breadbasket of the Midwest,” she estimates, only 2 to 5 percent of such areas are currently making use of trees.Mixing trees and crops can help both farmers and the climate | Jonathan Lambert | July 14, 2021 | Science News
Blessed with rich soil, abundant rain, and a long growing season, the Delmarva peninsula—a tri-state area sandwiched between the Atlantic Ocean and Chesapeake Bay—was known as the breadbasket of the American Revolution.
Think of it as sort of the breadbasket of America, lush with fruits and grains.
I'll eat the whole breadbasket, and then miss other things about the meal, and not have room for dessert.
Shifting weather patterns may turn the American “breadbasket” into a dustbowl.
The oldster before mentioned put his hand into the breadbasket, and seized a handful of the biscuit.The King's Own | Captain Frederick Marryat
When she saw him, Mrs. breadbasket stepped suddenly back into the parlor with my ladies.Burlesques | William Makepeace Thackeray
It was Mrs. breadbasket, the housekeeper, who brought this letter, and looked mighty contemptuous as she gave it.Burlesques | William Makepeace Thackeray
Indeed, there were occasions when the breadbasket was removed from my table, so savage was the raid I made upon it.Nights in London | Thomas Burke
A general chirp of conversation is presently established, interspersed with heavy demands upon the breadbasket by the gentlemen.Ask Momma | R. S. Surtees
British Dictionary definitions for breadbasket
a basket for carrying bread or rolls
a slang word for stomach
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