Definitions of starches
  1. noun
    foodstuff rich in natural starch (especially potatoes, rice, bread)
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    bread, breadstuff, staff of life
    food made from dough of flour or meal and usually raised with yeast or baking powder and then baked
    Irish potato, murphy, potato, spud, tater, white potato
    an edible tuber native to South America; a staple food of Ireland
    grains used as food either unpolished or more often polished
    anadama bread
    a yeast-raised bread made of white flour and cornmeal and molasses
    a small loaf or roll of soft bread
    a rich currant cake or bun
    bread-stick, breadstick
    a crisp stick-shaped roll; often served with soup
    Boston brown bread, brown bread
    dark steamed bread made of cornmeal wheat and flour with molasses and soda and milk or water
    bun, roll
    small rounded bread either plain or sweet
    caraway seed bread
    bread containing caraway seeds
    challah, hallah
    (Judaism) a loaf of white bread containing eggs and leavened with yeast; often formed into braided loaves and glazed with eggs before baking
    cinnamon bread
    bread flavored with cinnamon often containing raisins
    cracked-wheat bread
    bread made with cracked wheat that has been ground fine
    a thin crisp wafer made of flour and water with or without leavening and shortening; unsweetened or semisweet
    a small piece of toasted or fried bread; served in soup or salads
    brown bread, dark bread, whole meal bread, whole wheat bread
    bread made with whole wheat flour
    English muffin
    round, raised muffin cooked on a griddle; usually split and toasted before being eaten
    any of various breads made from usually unleavened dough
    garlic bread
    French or Italian bread sliced and spread with garlic butter then crisped in the oven
    gluten bread
    bread made with gluten flour
    a technical name for the bread used in the service of Mass or Holy Communion
    loaf, loaf of bread
    a shaped mass of baked bread that is usually sliced before eating
    matzah, matzo, matzoh, unleavened bread
    brittle flat bread eaten at Passover
    naan, nan
    leavened bread baked in a clay oven in India; usually shaped like a teardrop
    onion bread
    bread containing finely minced onions
    raisin bread
    bread containing raisins
    quick bread
    breads made with a leavening agent that permits immediate baking
    rye bread
    any of various breads made entirely or partly with rye flour
    salt-rising bread
    white wheat bread raised by a salt-tolerant bacterium in a mixture of salt and either cornmeal or potato pulp
    a crisp bread of fine white flour
    sour bread, sourdough bread
    made with a starter of a small amount of dough in which fermentation is active
    slices of bread that have been toasted
    thin disk of unleavened bread used in a religious service (especially in the celebration of the Eucharist)
    light bread, white bread
    bread made with finely ground and usually bleached wheat flour
    baked potato
    potato that has been cooked by baking it in an oven
    chips, french fries, french-fried potatoes, fries
    strips of potato fried in deep fat
    home fries, home-fried potatoes
    sliced pieces of potato fried in a pan until brown and crisp
    mashed potato
    potato that has been peeled and boiled and then mashed
    Uruguay potato
    similar to the common potato
    brown rice
    unpolished rice retaining the yellowish-brown outer layer
    polished rice, white rice
    having husk or outer brown layers removed
    rice in the husk either gathered or still in the field
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    food product, foodstuff
    a substance that can be used or prepared for use as food
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