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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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breadcrumbsbread‧crumbs /ˈbredkrʌmz/ noun [plural]  DFCvery small pieces of bread that are left after cutting bread, or are used in cooking Coat the fish in breadcrumbs and fry.
Examples from the Corpus
breadcrumbsDip fish in egg, followed by breadcrumbs.Place the flour in a bowl and rub in the butter or margarine until the mixture resembles fine breadcrumbs.Pour the sauce over the leeks, sprinkle with fresh breadcrumbs and grill until crispy on top.Crumble the soil to the consistency of breadcrumbs.Paul's guide to this mighty sauce is three large refuse sacks of breadcrumbs to 60 pints of milk.Rub in butter until the mixture resembles breadcrumbs.Stir in the breadcrumbs and mixed herbs and season lightly.Add the nuts, tomatoes, breadcrumbs, salt and pepper, mixed herbs and chilli.
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