Definition of staple diet
- Environmental changes are depriving the birds of the insects that form their staple diet.
- I grew up on a staple diet of cartoons and comic books.
: 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
: to provide with or secure by staples
: 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
: used, needed, or enjoyed constantly usually by many individuals
: produced regularly or in large quantities
: principal, chief
: 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
: 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
: reduced in or free from calories
: promoting weight loss (as by depressing appetite)
: a formal deliberative assembly of princes or estates
: any of various national or provincial legislatures
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