a crumb of bread, either dried or soft.

1760–70; bread + crumb Unabridged
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breadcrumb (ˈbrɛdˌkrʌm)
1.  the soft inner part of bread
2.  (plural) bread crumbled into small fragments, as for use in cooking
3.  to coat (food) with breadcrumbs: egg and breadcrumb the escalopes

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Seven appetizers begin the menu, such as the panko-breadcrumb coated, fried calamari.
The caramelized leeks elevate the dish to a new level, along with the crispy cheese and breadcrumb topping.
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