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Definition of staple diet noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary


    staple diet

    [uncountable, countable] staple diet (of something)
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  1. 1the food that a person or an animal normally eats a staple diet of meat and potatoes Bamboo is the panda's staple diet.
  2. 2something that is used a lot Sex and violence seem to be the staple diet of television drama.
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