staple

Part of speech: adjective

Regularly and constantly produced or sold.

Part of speech: noun

A well established article of commerce.

Part of speech: noun

A chief element.

Part of speech: noun

The fiber of cotton or wool.

Part of speech: noun

Raw material.

Part of speech: noun

A U shaped piece of metal with pointed ends.

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Usage examples "staple":

  1. No child, as a rule, can live, or, if he live, can be healthy, unless milk be the staple article of his diet. - "Advice to a Mother on the Management of her Children", Pye Henry Chavasse.
  2. " Not at all, aunt," he said: though she was no aunt of his, he had always called her so when he had been at Hurst Staple as a child. - "The Bertrams", Anthony Trollope.
  3. Is the staple produce of the Russian Empire to lose its market as contraband of war? - "History of Modern Europe 1792-1878", C. A. Fyffe.