breadbasket

breadbasket
/bred"bas'kit, -bah'skit/, n.
1. a basket or similar container for bread or rolls.
2. an agricultural area that provides large amounts of food, esp. grain, to other areas.
3. Slang. a person's stomach or abdomen.
adj.
4. of, pertaining to, or characteristic of a geographical breadbasket: Iowa is a breadbasket state.
[1545-55; BREAD + BASKET]

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