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 for breadbasket
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Granary \Gran"a*ry\, n.; pl. Granaries. [L. granarium, fr.
     granum grain. See Garner.]
     1. A storehouse or repository for grain, esp. after it is
        thrashed or husked; a cornhouse.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     2. Hence: (Fig.), A region fertile in grain; in this sense,
        equivalent to breadbasket, used figuratively; as,
        Ukraine, the granary of the Soviet Union.
        [1913 Webster +PJC]
  
              The exhaustless granary of a world.   --Thomson.
        [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Breadbasket \Bread"bas`ket\, n.
     The stomach. [Humorous] --S. Foote.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  breadbasket
      n 1: a geographic region serving as the principal source of
           grain
      2: an enlarged and muscular saclike organ of the alimentary
         canal; the principal organ of digestion [syn: stomach,
         tummy, tum, breadbasket]
      3: a basket for serving bread

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