bread Idioms & Phrases


Ammunition bread, shoes

  • etc., such as are contracted for by government, and supplied to the soldiers. Eng.
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anadama bread

  • noun a yeast-raised bread made of white flour and cornmeal and molasses
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Aërated bread

  • bread raised by charging dough with carbonic acid gas, instead of generating the gas in the dough by fermentation.
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banana bread

  • noun moist bread containing banana pulp
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batter bread

  • noun soft bread made of cornmeal and sometimes rice or hominy; must be served with a spoon (chiefly southern)
    batter bread.
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black bread

  • noun bread made of coarse rye flour
    pumpernickel.
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boston brown bread

  • noun dark steamed bread made of cornmeal wheat and flour with molasses and soda and milk or water
    Boston brown bread.
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Bread and butter

  • noun the financial means whereby one lives
    living; support; livelihood; sustenance; keep.
    • each child was expected to pay for their keep
    • he applied to the state for support
    • he could no longer earn his own livelihood
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  • (fig.), means of living.
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bread and butter pickle

  • noun thinly sliced sweet pickles
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bread board

  • noun a wooden or plastic board on which dough is kneaded or bread is sliced
    breadboard.
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bread dough

  • noun any of various doughs for bread
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bread knife

  • noun a knife used to cut bread
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bread line

  • noun a queue of people waiting for free food
    breadline.
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bread maker

  • noun someone who bakes bread or cake
    baker.
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bread mold

  • noun a mold of the genus Rhizopus
    Rhizopus nigricans.
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bread sauce

  • noun creamy white sauce made with bread instead of flour and seasoned with cloves and onion
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Bread tree

  • . See Breadfruit.
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bread-and-butter issue

  • noun an issue whose settlement will affect financial resources
    pocketbook issue.
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bread-bin

  • noun a container used to keep bread or cake in
    breadbox.
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bread-stick

  • noun a crisp stick-shaped roll; often served with soup
    breadstick.
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break bread

  • verb have a meal, usually with company
    • The early Christian disciples broke bread together
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Brown bread

  • noun bread made with whole wheat flour
    brown bread; dark bread; whole meal bread.
  • noun dark steamed bread made of cornmeal wheat and flour with molasses and soda and milk or water
    Boston brown bread.
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  • (a) Dark colored bread; esp. a kind made of unbolted wheat flour, sometimes called in the United States Graham bread . "He would mouth with a beggar though she smelt brown bread and garlic." Shak. (b) Dark colored bread made of rye meal and Indian meal, or of wheat and rye or Indian; rye and Indian bread. U.S.
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Brown bread, Indian bread, Graham bread, Rye and Indian bread

  • . See Brown bread, under Brown.
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caraway seed bread

  • noun bread containing caraway seeds
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cinnamon bread

  • noun bread flavored with cinnamon often containing raisins
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Corn bread

  • bread made of Indian meal.
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cracked-wheat bread

  • noun bread made with cracked wheat that has been ground fine
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cuckoo bread

  • noun Eurasian plant with heart-shaped trifoliate leaves and white purple-veined flowers
    shamrock; Oxalis acetosella; common wood sorrel.
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dark bread

  • noun bread made with whole wheat flour
    brown bread; dark bread; whole meal bread.
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date bread

  • noun bread containing chopped dates
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date-nut bread

  • noun bread containing chopped dates and nuts
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dika bread

  • noun somewhat astringent paste prepared by grinding and heating seeds of the African wild mango; a staple food of some African peoples
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Dole bread

  • bread bestowed as alms. Obs.
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feast of the unleavened bread

  • noun (Judaism) a Jewish festival (traditionally 8 days from Nissan 15) celebrating the exodus of the Israelites from Egypt
    Passover; Pesach; Pesah.
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french bread

  • noun a crusty sourdough bread often baked in long slender tapered loaves or baguettes
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fry bread

  • noun usually cooked in a skillet over an open fire: especially cornbread with ham bits and sometimes Irish soda bread
    fry bread.
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garlic bread

  • noun French or Italian bread sliced and spread with garlic butter then crisped in the oven
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Gluten bread

  • noun bread made with gluten flour
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  • bread containing a large proportion of gluten; used in cases of diabetes.
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graham bread

  • noun bread made of graham (whole wheat) flour
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Gra"ham bread"

Etymology
From Sylvester Graham, a lecturer on dietetics.
Definitions
  1. Bread made of unbolted wheat flour. U. S. Bartlett.
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Haver bread

  • oaten bread.
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Hog's bread

  • .(Bot.) See Sow bread.
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hottentot bread

  • noun thick edible rootstock of elephant's-foot
    Hottentot bread.
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hottentot bread vine

  • noun South African vine having a massive rootstock covered with deeply fissured bark
    Dioscorea elephantipes; tortoise plant; elephant's-foot; Hottentot bread vine.
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Hottentot's bread

  • noun thick edible rootstock of elephant's-foot
    Hottentot bread.
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  • . (Bot.) See Elephant's foot (a), under Elephant.
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hottentot's bread vine

  • noun South African vine having a massive rootstock covered with deeply fissured bark
    Dioscorea elephantipes; tortoise plant; elephant's-foot; Hottentot bread vine.
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Household bread

  • bread made in the house for common use; hence, bread that is not of the finest quality. Obs.
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Indian bread

  • . (Bot.) Same as Cassava.
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irish soda bread

  • noun round loaf made with soda and buttermilk; often containing caraway seeds and raisins
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italian bread

  • noun unsweetened yeast-raised bread made without shortening and baked in long thick loaves with tapered ends
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jewish rye bread

  • noun (Judaism) bread made with rye flour; usually contains caraway seeds
    Jewish rye.
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kaffir bread

  • noun South African cycad; the farinaceous pith of the fruit used as food
    Encephalartos caffer.
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light bread

  • noun bread made with finely ground and usually bleached wheat flour
    light bread.
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loaf of bread

  • noun a shaped mass of baked bread that is usually sliced before eating
    loaf.
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monkey bread

  • noun African gourd-like fruit with edible pulp
    sour gourd.
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monkey-bread

Mon"key-bread` noun

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  1. (Bot.) The fruit of the Adansonia digitata; also, the tree. See Adansonia.
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monkey-bread tree

  • noun African tree having an exceedingly thick trunk and fruit that resembles a gourd and has an edible pulp called monkey bread
    Adansonia digitata; baobab.
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Native bread

  • (Bot.), a large underground fungus, of Australia (Mylitta australis), somewhat resembling a truffle, but much larger.
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nut bread

  • noun bread containing chopped nuts
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onion bread

  • noun bread containing finely minced onions
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Pilot bread

  • noun very hard unsalted biscuit or bread; a former ship's staple
    ship biscuit; hardtack; sea biscuit; pilot biscuit.
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  • ship biscuit.
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pocket bread

  • noun usually small round bread that can open into a pocket for filling
    pita.
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quick bread

  • noun breads made with a leavening agent that permits immediate baking
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raisin bread

  • noun bread containing raisins
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rye bread

  • noun any of various breads made entirely or partly with rye flour
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Sad bread

  • heavy bread. Scot. & Local, U.S.
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Saint John's bread

  • . (Bot.) See Carob.
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saint-john's-bread

  • noun powder from the ground seeds and pods of the carob tree; used as a chocolate substitute
    carob powder; carob.
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salt-rising bread

  • noun white wheat bread raised by a salt-tolerant bacterium in a mixture of salt and either cornmeal or potato pulp
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seminole bread

  • noun small tough woody zamia of Florida and West Indies and Cuba; roots and half-buried stems yield an arrowroot
    Florida arrowroot; Zamia pumila; coontie.
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skillet bread

  • noun usually cooked in a skillet over an open fire: especially cornbread with ham bits and sometimes Irish soda bread
    fry bread.
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skillet corn bread

  • noun cornbread usually containing ham or bacon bits and cooked in a skillet
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sour bread

  • noun made with a starter of a small amount of dough in which fermentation is active
    sour bread.
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sourdough bread

  • noun made with a starter of a small amount of dough in which fermentation is active
    sour bread.
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Sow bread

  • . (Bot.) See Cyclamen.
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spoon bread

  • noun soft bread made of cornmeal and sometimes rice or hominy; must be served with a spoon (chiefly southern)
    batter bread.
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swedish rye bread

  • noun a moist aromatic yeast-raised bread made with rye flour and molasses and orange rind
    Swedish rye.
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tea bread

  • noun sweetened buns to be eaten with tea
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Temse bread, Temsed bread, Temse loaf

  • bread made of flour better sifted than common fluor. Prov. Eng.
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twice-baked bread

  • noun slice of sweet raised bread baked again until it is brown and hard and crisp
    rusk; zwieback; Brussels biscuit.
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unleavened bread

  • noun brittle flat bread eaten at Passover
    matzo; matzoh; matzah.
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white bread

  • noun bread made with finely ground and usually bleached wheat flour
    light bread.
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white-bread

  • adjective satellite of or belonging to or representative of the white middle class
    • white-bread America
    • a white-bread college student
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whole meal bread

  • noun bread made with whole wheat flour
    brown bread; dark bread; whole meal bread.
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whole wheat bread

  • noun bread made with whole wheat flour
    brown bread; dark bread; whole meal bread.
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