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crumb / krəm/ • n. 1. a small fragment of bread, cake, or cracker. ∎  a very small amount of something. ∎  the soft inner part of a loaf of bread. ∎  a dessert topping made of brown sugar, butter, flour, and spices and crumbled over a pie or cake: [as adj.] apple crumb pie. ∎  (usu. crumb rubber) granulated rubber, made from recycled tires. 2. inf. an objectionable or contemptible person. • v. [tr.] cover (food) with breadcrumbs.

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crumb

crumb sb. OE. cruma, corr. with variation of vowel to MDu. crūme (Du. kruim), MLG., MDu. crōme, (M)HG. krūme, Icel. kr(a)umr; rel. to L. grūmus mound, Gr. grūméā crumb. The parasitic b appears XVI.
Hence crumb vb. superseding †crim (XV) — OE. ġecrymman :- *krumjan. crumble vb. break into crumbs or little bits. XVI.

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crumb

crumb Small particle of bread, cake, or biscuit, as broken off by rubbing.

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crumb

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