breadbasket breadbasket  /b ˈrɛd ˌbæ skət/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) a geographic region serving as the principal source of grain
  2. (n) an enlarged and muscular saclike organ of the alimentary canal; the principal organ of digestion
  3. (n) a basket for serving bread

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. The country's ex-Marxist President says that the economic basket case can become the breadbasket of Latin America, precisely because its farms are so backward.
  2. This fertile farm country, once the breadbasket of the Roman Empire, is now best known for its vineyards and its hashish growers, and as a bastion of Hizballah.
  3. And that was before the deluge that flooded the country's breadbasket.

News

  1. In nation's breadbasket, Latinos stuck in poverty

    In nation's breadbasket, Latinos stuck in poverty Associated Press Copyright 2013 Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Updated 6:25 am, Monday, June 10, 2013 Lacking health insurance, Melendez couldn't see a doctor or afford medication, so her illness dragged on — and another day came and went without work or pay ...
    on June 10, 2013     Source: Beaumont Enterprise

  2. California bullet train project lurches ahead as contractor chosen

    By Sharon Bernstein LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - California moved a step closer to building a high-speed train line on Thursday, when a state commission chose a contractor to handle construction of the route's first leg from Merced to Fresno in the state's breadbasket. The rail line, a major priority of California Governor Jerry Brown, would send passengers hurtling through the state's fertile San ...
    on June 7, 2013     Source: Reuters via Yahoo! News

Quotes

  1. "I believe we need a fair compromise that will respect the Endangered Species Act while recognizing the fact that people in California's breadbasket face complete economic ruin without help," said Feinstein (D-Calif.) in a statement.
    on Feb 12, 2010 By: Dianne Feinstein Source: New York Times

  2. "That's something I learned from Randy," Faulk said, "not sticking your hands out early, letting the ball come to you, right in the breadbasket."
    on Oct 26, 2008 By: Kevin Faulk Source: USA Today

  3. "I though we were just going to get over the line there at the end, again," Sharpe said. "You never say any try is lucky, but (Turner's) was against the run of play. Shep has chipped it forward and it has gone straight into his breadbasket. A...
    on Apr 12, 2008 By: Nathan Sharpe Source: Independent Online

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