breadbasket

[ bred-bas-kit, -bah-skit ]
/ ˈbrɛdˌbæs kɪt, -ˌbɑ skɪt /

noun

a basket or similar container for bread or rolls.
an agricultural area that provides large amounts of food, especially grain, to other areas.
Slang. a person's stomach or abdomen.

adjective

of, relating to, or characteristic of a geographical breadbasket: Iowa is a breadbasket state.

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Origin of breadbasket

First recorded in 1545–55; bread + basket
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British Dictionary definitions for breadbasket

breadbasket
/ (ˈbrɛdˌbɑːskɪt) /

noun

a basket for carrying bread or rolls
a slang word for stomach
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