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Language: Old English
Origin: cruma

crumb

noun
     
Related topics: Food
crumb [countable]
1DF a very small piece of dry food, especially bread or cake:
She stood up to brush the crumbs off her uniform.
Coat with bread crumbs and bake.
2 a very small amount of something
crumb of comfort/hope/affection etc
There was only one crumb of comfort - Alex hadn't said anything to Jeff.

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