breadbasket
Granary Gran"a*ry, n.; pl. {Granaries}. [L. granarium, fr. granum grain. See {Garner}.] 1. A storehouse or repository for grain, esp. after it is thrashed or husked; a cornhouse. [1913 Webster]

2. Hence: (Fig.), A region fertile in grain; in this sense, equivalent to {breadbasket}, used figuratively; as, Ukraine, the granary of the Soviet Union. [1913 Webster +PJC]

The exhaustless granary of a world. --Thomson. [1913 Webster]


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  • Breadbasket — Bread bas ket, n. The stomach. [Humorous] S. Foote. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • breadbasket — [bredbas΄kit] n. 1. a region that supplies much grain 2. Slang the stomach or abdomen …   English World dictionary

  • Breadbasket — The Breadbasket of a country is a region which, because of richness of soil or advantageous climate, produces an agricultural surplus which is often considered vital for the country as a whole. A similar term is the Granary of a given country. As …   Wikipedia

  • 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… …   Universalium

  • breadbasket — I. stomach, belly    The ball hit him just below his chest right in the breadbasket. II. an area that produces grain, wheatbelt    Saskatchewan is a major wheat producer: Canada s breadbasket …   English idioms

  • breadbasket — UK [ˈbredˌbɑːskɪt] / US [ˈbredˌbæskɪt] noun [countable] Word forms breadbasket : singular breadbasket plural breadbaskets 1) a container in which you serve bread 2) the area where most of a country s food is produced …   English dictionary

  • breadbasket — {n}, {slang} The stomach. * /John is stuffing his breadbasket again./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • breadbasket — {n}, {slang} The stomach. * /John is stuffing his breadbasket again./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • breadbasket — bread|bas|ket [ˈbredˌba:skıt US ˌbæ ] n 1.) a basket in which you keep or serve bread 2.) [singular] the part of a country or area that provides most of its food ▪ Zambia could be the breadbasket of Africa …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • breadbasket — n slang the stomach. John is stuffing his breadbasket again …   Словарь американских идиом

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