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Breadbasket Meaning and Definition from WordNet (r) 2.0
    breadbasket n
  1. a geographic region serving as the principal source of grain
  2. an enlarged and muscular saclike organ of the alimentary canal; the principal organ of digestion [syn: stomach, tummy, tum]
  3. a basket for serving bread
Breadbasket Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Breadbasket \Bread"bas`ket\, n. The stomach. [Humorous] --S. Foote.
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Wikipedia Meaning and Definition on 'Breadbasket'

The breadbasket or the granary of a country is a region which, because of richness of soil and/or advantageous climate, produces an agricultural surplus which is often considered vital for the country as a whole. rice bowl is a similar term used in Southeast Asia. Such regions may be the subject of fierce political disputes which may even escalate into full military conflicts.

The Free State province is often considered the "Breadbasket" of South Africa due to its endless wheat, sunflower and maize fields.

The Overberg region in the Western Cape is also known as the "Breadbasket" of South Africa due to its large wheat fields, as well as fruit growing.

The Chaouia plain south of Casablanca has historically been the breadbasket of Morocco thanks to its fertile soil called Tirs and relatively abundant rainfall (avg. 400 mm/year).

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  • Rural Russia Up Close
    The rural Tambov region, in the heart of central Russia's breadbasket, is built on its agriculture industry. Grains and sunflower seeds are major crops in the black-earth region, which in recent years has seen an exodus of young people looking for opportunities in big cities. Read more on this news related to 'Breadbasket'
  • Best Sandwiches In Minnesota
    National Sandwich Month returns this August to remind us that we are fortunate in Minnesota, the breadbasket of the nation, to have such a rich variety of foods from which to choose. Here are the five best Minnesota-unique sandwiches. Read more on this news related to 'Breadbasket'

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