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Breakfast is the first meal of the day (usually in the morning);verb eat an early morning meal.

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  • albumen the white part of an egg; the nutritive and protective gelatinous substance surrounding the yolk consisting mainly of albumin dissolved in water a simple water soluble protein found in many animal tissues and liquids
  • apple fruit with red or yellow or green skin and sweet to tart crisp whitish flesh native Eurasian tree widely cultivated in many varieties for its firm rounded edible fruits
  • asparagus edible young shoots of the asparagus plant plant whose succulent young shoots are cooked and eaten as a vegetable
  • bacon back and sides of a hog salted and dried or smoked; usually sliced thin and fried English statesman and philosopher; precursor of British empiricism; advocated inductive reasoning (1561 1626) English scientist and Franciscan monk who stressed the importance of experimentation; first showed that air is required for combustion and first used lenses to correct vision (1220 1292)
  • baked goods foods (like breads and cakes and pastries) that are cooked in an oven
  • banana elongated crescent shaped yellow fruit with soft sweet flesh any of several tropical and subtropical treelike herbs of the genus Musa having a terminal crown of large entire leaves and usually bearing hanging clusters of elongated fruits
  • beer a general name for alcoholic beverages made by fermenting a cereal (or mixture of cereals) flavored with hops
  • blueberry sweet edible dark blue berries of either low growing or high growing blueberry plants any of numerous shrubs of the genus Vaccinium bearing blueberries
  • bran food prepared from the husks of cereal grains broken husks of the seeds of cereal grains that are separated from the flour by sifting
  • bread food made from dough of flour or meal and usually raised with yeast or baking powder and then baked informal terms for money verb cover with bread crumbs
  • breakfast the first meal of the day (usually in the morning) verb eat an early morning meal provide breakfast for
  • brunch combination breakfast and lunch; usually served in late morning verb eat a meal in the late morning
  • buckwheat grain ground into flour a member of the genus Fagopyrum; annual Asian plant with clusters of small pinkish white flowers and small edible triangular seeds which are used whole or ground into flour
  • buttermilk residue from making butter from sour raw milk; or pasteurized milk curdled by adding a culture
  • cereal adj. made of grain or relating to grain or the plants that produce it noun a breakfast food prepared from grain grass whose starchy grains are used as food: wheat; rice; rye; oats; maize; buckwheat; millet foodstuff prepared from the starchy grains of cereal grasses
  • cheese a solid food prepared from the pressed curd of milk erect or decumbent Old World perennial with axillary clusters of rosy purple flowers; introduced in United States verb wind onto a cheese used in the imperative (get away, or stop it)
  • chocolate a medium brown to dark brown color a food made from roasted ground cacao beans a beverage made from cocoa powder and milk and sugar; usually drunk hot
  • christmas a Christian holiday celebrating the birth of Christ; a quarter day in England, Wales, and Ireland period extending from Dec. 24 to Jan. 6 verb spend Christmas
  • cinnamon spice from the dried aromatic bark of the Ceylon cinnamon tree; used as rolled strips or ground tropical Asian tree with aromatic yellowish brown bark; source of the spice cinnamon aromatic bark used as a spice
  • coffee a beverage consisting of an infusion of ground coffee beans any of several small trees and shrubs native to the tropical Old World yielding coffee beans a medium brown to dark brown color a seed of the coffee tree; ground to make coffee
  • coffee cake a cake or sweet bread usually served with coffee
  • coffee maker a kitchen appliance for brewing coffee automatically
  • cranberry very tart red berry used for sauce or juice any of numerous shrubs of genus Vaccinium bearing cranberries
  • cruise an ocean trip taken for pleasure verb sail or travel about for pleasure, relaxation, or sightseeing travel at a moderate speed drive around aimlessly but ostentatiously and at leisure look for a sexual partner in a public place
  • diet the act of restricting your food intake (or your intake of particular foods) the usual food and drink consumed by an organism (person or animal) a prescribed selection of foods a legislative assembly in certain countries (e.g., Japan) verb eat sparingly, for health reasons or to lose weight follow a regimen or a diet, as for health reasons
  • dim sum traditional Chinese cuisine; a variety of foods (including several kinds of steamed or fried dumplings) are served successively in small portions
  • donut a small ring shaped friedcake
  • doughnut a small ring shaped friedcake a toroidal shape
  • easter a Christian celebration of the Resurrection of Christ; celebrated on the Sunday following the first full moon after the vernal equinox a wind from the east
  • egg animal reproductive body consisting of an ovum or embryo together with nutritive and protective envelopes; especially the thin shelled reproductive body laid by e.g. female birds oval reproductive body of a fowl (especially a hen) used as food one of the two male reproductive glands that produce spermatozoa and secrete androgens verb coat with beaten egg throw eggs at
  • florentine adj. of or relating to or characteristic of the city of Florence noun a native or resident of Florence
  • food any substance that can be metabolized by an organism to give energy and build tissue anything that provides mental stimulus for thinking any solid substance (as opposed to liquid) that is used as a source of nourishment
  • fr a radioactive element of the alkali metal group discovered as a disintegration product of actinium
  • french toast bread slice dipped in egg and milk and fried; topped with sugar or fruit or syrup
  • frittata Italian omelet with diced vegetables and meats; cooked until bottom is set then inverted into another pan to cook the top
  • fruit the consequence of some effort or action the ripened reproductive body of a seed plant an amount of a product verb bear fruit cause to bear fruit
  • granola cereal made of especially rolled oats with dried fruits and nuts and honey or brown sugar
  • grapefruit large yellow fruit with somewhat acid juicy pulp; usual serving consists of a half citrus tree bearing large round edible fruit having a thick yellow rind and juicy somewhat acid pulp
  • griddle cooking utensil consisting of a flat heated surface (as on top of a stove) on which food is cooked verb cook on a griddle
  • grits coarsely ground hulled corn boiled as a breakfast dish in the southern United States
  • gruel a thin porridge (usually oatmeal or cornmeal)
  • ham meat cut from the thigh of a hog (usually smoked) an unskilled actor who overacts a licensed amateur radio operator (Old Testament) son of Noah verb exaggerate one's acting
  • honey adj. of something having the color of honey noun a sweet yellow liquid produced by bees a beloved person; used as terms of endearment verb sweeten with honey
  • johnnycake cornbread usually cooked pancake style on a griddle (chiefly New England)
  • kellogg United States food manufacturer who (with his brother) developed a breakfast cereal of crisp flakes of rolled and toasted wheat and corn; he established a company to manufacture the cereal (1860 1951)
  • lemon an artifact (especially an automobile) that is defective or unsatisfactory a distinctive tart flavor characteristic of lemons yellow oval fruit with juicy acidic flesh a small evergreen tree that originated in Asia but is widely cultivated for its fruit a strong yellow color
  • maple any of numerous trees or shrubs of the genus Acer bearing winged seeds in pairs; north temperate zone wood of any of various maple trees; especially the hard close grained wood of the sugar maple; used especially for furniture and flooring
  • microwave kitchen appliance that cooks food by passing an electromagnetic wave through it; heat results from the absorption of energy by the water molecules in the food a short electromagnetic wave (longer than infrared but shorter than radio waves); used for radar and microwave ovens and for transmitting telephone, facsimile, video and data verb cook or heat in a microwave oven
  • mimosa a mixed drink containing champagne and orange juice any of various tropical shrubs or trees of the genus Mimosa having usually yellow flowers and compound leaves evergreen Australasian tree having white or silvery bark and young leaves and yellow flowers
  • muesli mixture of untoasted dry cereals and fruits
  • muffin a sweet quick bread baked in a cup shaped pan
  • mushroom fleshy body of any of numerous edible fungi a large cloud of rubble and dust shaped like a mushroom and rising into the sky after an explosion (especially of a nuclear bomb) any of various fleshy fungi of the subdivision Basidiomycota consisting of a cap at the end of a stem arising from an underground mycelium common name for an edible agaric (contrasting with the inedible toadstool) verb grow and spread fast pick or gather mushrooms.
  • nutrition the scientific study of food and drink (especially in humans) (physiology) the organic process of nourishing or being nourished; the processes by which an organism assimilates food and uses it for growth and maintenance a source of materials to nourish the body
  • oatmeal meal made from rolled or ground oats porridge made of rolled oats
  • omelet beaten eggs or an egg mixture cooked until just set; may be folded around e.g. ham or cheese or jelly
  • omelette beaten eggs or an egg mixture cooked until just set; may be folded around e.g. ham or cheese or jelly
  • orange adj. of the color between red and yellow; similar to the color of a ripe orange noun orange color or pigment; any of a range of colors between red and yellow round yellow to orange fruit of any of several citrus trees a river in South Africa that flows generally westward to the Atlantic Ocean any citrus tree bearing oranges any pigment producing the orange color
  • pancake a flat cake of thin batter fried on both sides on a griddle
  • passover (Judaism) a Jewish festival (traditionally 8 days from Nissan 15) celebrating the exodus of the Israelites from Egypt
  • pineapple large sweet fleshy tropical fruit with a terminal tuft of stiff leaves; widely cultivated a tropical American plant bearing a large fleshy edible fruit with a terminal tuft of stiff leaves; widely cultivated in the tropics
  • polenta a thick mush made of cornmeal boiled in stock or water
  • porridge soft food made by boiling oatmeal or other meal or legumes in water or milk until thick
  • pumpkin usually large pulpy deep yellow round fruit of the squash family maturing in late summer or early autumn a coarse vine widely cultivated for its large pulpy round orange fruit with firm orange skin and numerous seeds; subspecies of Cucurbita pepo include the summer squashes and a few autumn squashes
  • quiche the Mayan language spoken by the Quiche a tart filled with rich unsweetened custard; often contains other ingredients (as cheese or ham or seafood or vegetables) a member of the Mayan people of south central Guatemala
  • sausage highly seasoned minced meat stuffed in casings a small nonrigid airship used for observation or as a barrage balloon
  • scone small biscuit (rich with cream and eggs) cut into diamonds or sticks and baked in an oven or (especially originally) on a griddle
  • seafood edible fish (broadly including freshwater fish) or shellfish or roe etc
  • smoothie a thick smooth drink consisting of fresh fruit pureed with ice cream or yoghurt or milk someone with an assured and ingratiating manner
  • souffle light fluffy dish of egg yolks and stiffly beaten egg whites mixed with e.g. cheese or fish or fruit
  • syrup a thick sweet sticky liquid
  • thanksgiving fourth Thursday in November in the United States; second Monday in October in Canada; commemorates a feast held in 1621 by the Pilgrims and the Wampanoag a short prayer of thanks before a meal
  • toast slices of bread that have been toasted a celebrity who receives much acclaim and attention a drink in honor of or to the health of a person or event a person in desperate straits; someone doomed verb propose a toast to make brown and crisp by heating
  • toaster a kitchen appliance (usually electric) for toasting bread someone who proposes a toast; someone who drinks to the health of success of someone or some venture
  • turkey large gallinaceous bird with fan shaped tail; widely domesticated for food an event that fails badly or is totally ineffectual flesh of large domesticated fowl usually roasted a Eurasian republic in Asia Minor and the Balkans; achieved independence from the Ottoman Empire in 1923 a person who does something thoughtless or annoying
  • vegetarian eater of fruits and grains and nuts; someone who eats no meat or fish or (often) any animal products
  • waffle pancake batter baked in a waffle iron verb pause or hold back in uncertainty or unwillingness
  • yogurt a custard like food made from curdled milk
  • yolk nutritive material of an ovum stored for the nutrition of an embryo (especially the yellow mass of a bird or reptile egg) the yellow spherical part of an egg that is surrounded by the albumen
  • zucchini small cucumber shaped vegetable marrow; typically dark green marrow squash plant whose fruit are eaten when small

Dieting Diet - Cuisine - Dietitian - Hunger - Leptin - Meal - Nutrition - Obesity : Staple food
Types Ketogenic diet - Low carbohydrate diet - Weight loss diet
  By food ingredients Omnivore - Entomophagy - Pescetarian - Plant-based
Regional diets Western - Mediterranean - Sustainable diets - Low carbon - Planetary
Religious diets Buddhist - Christian - Hindu - Islamic - Jain - Jewish - Rastafari - Sikh
 Vegetarianism and veganism   Dried fruit - Fruitarianism - Meat analogue - Milk substitute - Raw vegan - Tofu - Semi-vegetarianism
Supplement diets Bodybuilding supplements  - Meal replacement - Therapeutic food - Non-solid diets - Liquid diets - Very-low-calorie diet
Misc.topics Food pyramid - Fruits & Veggies – More Matters - Healthy eating pyramid - Latin American Diet Pyramid - French paradox - Mediterranean Diet Pyramid - MyPlate - MyPyramid - Vegetarian Diet Pyramid


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