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noun [countable] staple pronunciation in American English /ˈsteɪp(ə)l/
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  1. 2
    an important product, especially a food, that people eat or use regularly
    The shops are running out of staples such as rice and cooking oil.
    1. a.
      a regular and important part or feature of something
      staple of: The black dress was an enduring staple of Diana’s wardrobe.


a meal served in the evening which consists of foods traditionally eaten at breakfast

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