|Origin:||Old English stapol 'post'|
|Origin:||. Middle Dutch stapel 'place of trade'|
a small piece of thin wire that is pushed into sheets of paper and bent over to hold them together
a small U-shaped piece of metal with pointed ends, used to hold something in place
a food that is needed and used all the time:
staples like flour and rice
the main product that is produced in a country:
Bananas and sugar are the staples of Jamaica.