staple

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East Indian cereal grass whose seed yield a somewhat bitter flour, a staple in the Orient African millet , coracan , corakan , Eleusine coracana , finger millet , kurakkan , ragee , ragi
nut tasting like roasted chestnuts; a staple food of Australian aborigines bunya bunya
starch made by leaching and drying the root of the cassava plant; the source of tapioca; a staple food in the tropics cassava , cassava starch , manioc , manioca
cassava root eaten as a staple food after drying and leaching; source of tapioca cassava , manioc
yields the staple food of 50 percent of world's population cultivated rice , Oryza sativa
somewhat astringent paste prepared by grinding and heating seeds of the African wild mango; a staple food of some African peoples dika bread
fine somewhat brownish long-staple cotton grown in Egypt; believed to be derived from sea island cotton or by hybridization with Peruvian cotton Egyptian cotton
Old World annual having heart-shaped leaves and large seeds with short greyish lint removed with difficulty; considered an ancestor of modern short-staple cottons Gossypium herbaceum , Levant cotton
native tropical American plant now cultivated in the United States yielding short-staple cotton Gossypium hirsutum , upland cotton
very hard unsalted biscuit or bread; a former ship's staple hardtack , pilot biscuit , pilot bread , sea biscuit , ship biscuit
fastener for a door or lid; a hinged metal strap fits over a staple and is locked with a pin or padlock hasp
edible tuber native to South America; a staple food of Ireland Irish potato , murphy , potato , spud , tater , white potato
strong tightly twisted cotton thread (usually made of long-staple cotton) lisle , lisle thread
detachable lock; has a hinged shackle that can be passed through the staple of a hasp or the links in a chain and then snapped shut padlock
starchy banana-like fruit; eaten (always cooked) as a staple vegetable throughout the tropics plantain
tightly twisted woolen yarn spun from long-staple wool worsted , worsted yarn
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