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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishstaplesta‧ple1 /ˈsteɪpəl/ ●●○ noun [countable] 🔊 🔊 1 TDa small piece of thin wire that is pushed into sheets of paper and bent over to hold them together2 Ta small U-shaped piece of metal with pointed ends, used to hold something in place3 DFa food that is needed and used all the time 🔊 staples like flour and rice4 BBTPEthe main product that is produced in a country 🔊 Bananas and sugar are the staples of Jamaica.
Examples from the Corpus
stapleTortillas are a staple of Mexican cooking.Ice skating has long been a staple of ABC's sports programming.It is a staple of the multilateral trading system, and is extended by the United States to all but a handful.Rape is a staple in pagan myth, and killing still more commonplace.Alternative medicine is now a staple of continuing education at Harvard University Medical School.There are some assured visual touches, a staple of any Czech film.The length of the cable then rests on the staples and can always be lifted off for painting and cleaning.