Definition of staple diet noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


    staple diet

    BrE BrE//ˌsteɪpl ˈdaɪət//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˌsteɪpl ˈdaɪət//
    [uncountable, countable] staple diet (of something) Healthy eating habits
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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. See related entries: Healthy eating habits
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: staple diet