from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Bread in any form or shape.
- n. Flour, meal, or grain used in the baking of bread.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Flour, grain (such as wheat or oats), or any cereal, such as would be used in the making of bread
- n. bread of any sort
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Grain, flour, or meal of which bread is made.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Any kind of grain from which bread is made; meal; flour: generally used in the plural as a commercial term to signify all the different varieties of grain and flour collectively from which bread is made.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. food made from dough of flour or meal and usually raised with yeast or baking powder and then baked
- n. flour or meal or grain used in baking bread
In most cases the runaway breadstuff is simpler than a gingerbread man: it’s a “thick, fat pancake” in the earliest printed version (from Germany in 1854), a “wee bunnock” in an early Scottish version, a johnny-cake in a tale from the American South.
Page 49 steered for St. Catharines to obtain Farina, a kind of breadstuff used mostly by the slaves.
Biography of Mahommah G. Baquaqua, a Native of Zoogoo, in the Interior of Africa. (A Convert to Christianity,) With a Description of That Part of the World; Including the Manners and Customs of the Inhabitants, Their Religious Notions, Form of Government, Laws, Appearance of the Country, Buildings, Agriculture, Manufactures, Shepherds and Herdsmen, Domestic Animals, Marriage Ceremonials, Funeral Services, Styles of Dress, Trade and Commerce, Modes of Warfare, System of Slavery, &c., &c. Mahommah's Early Life, His Education, His Capture and Slavery in Western Africa and Brazil, His Escape to the United States, from Thence to Hayti, (the City of Port Au Prince,) His Reception by the Baptist Missionary There, The Rev. W. L. Judd; His Conversion to Christianity, Baptism, and Return to This Country, His Views, Objects and Aim. Written and Revised from His Own Words, by Samuel Moore, Esq., Late Publisher of the "North of England Shipping Gazette," Author of Several Popular Works, and Editor of Sundry Reform Papers
Hot cross buns are a festive food, rather than a common or garden breadstuff, and they deserve to be treated as such.
Here the runaway breadstuff becomes a lesson for children about carelessness.
All the versions of “The Runaway Pancake” have the same middle of the story: the breadstuff rolls or runs away from the people who made it.
For fear that the crusty breadstuff will appear on an adjoining table?
If he came back with suitable leaves, then tamales were made; if not, another form of breadstuff was substituted.
At the present season, a thriving field of Indian corn, now in its most perfect growth and tasselled out, occupies nearly half of the hollow; and it is like the lap of bounteous Nature, filled with breadstuff.
She is commanded by Lieutenant Ruducoff of the Russian navy, and is here to be freighted with wheat to supply that settlement with breadstuff.
Here the troops suffered as seldom during the war for provisions, especially breadstuff.