staple diet

noun

Definition of staple diet

  1. :  the food or foods that a person or animal eats most often Environmental changes are depriving the birds of the insects that form their staple diet. —often used figuratively I grew up on a staple diet of cartoons and comic books.

Word by Word Definitions

stapleplay
  1. :  a usually U-shaped fastener: such as

    :  a metal loop both ends of which are driven into a surface to hold the hook, hasp, or bolt of a lock, secure a rope, or fix a wire in place

    :  a small wire both ends of which are driven through layers of thin and easily penetrable material (such as paper) and usually clinched to hold the layers together

  1. :  to provide with or secure by staples

  1. :  a town used as a center for the sale or exportation of commodities in bulk

    :  a place of supply :  source

    :  a chief commodity or production of a place

  1. :  used, needed, or enjoyed constantly usually by many individuals

    :  produced regularly or in large quantities

    :  principal, chief

dietplay
  1. :  food and drink regularly provided or consumed

    :  habitual nourishment

    :  the kind and amount of food prescribed for a person or animal for a special reason

  1. :  to cause to take food :  feed

    :  to cause to eat and drink sparingly or according to prescribed rules

    :  to eat sparingly or according to prescribed rules

  1. :  reduced in or free from calories

    :  promoting weight loss (as by depressing appetite)

  1. :  a formal deliberative assembly of princes or estates

    :  any of various national or provincial legislatures


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