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So called from its pyramid shape and the food chain it represents.
- A pyramid-shaped diagram in layers, where each layer represents a group of animals that feeds on the layer below.
- The teacher reminded us to always start the food pyramid with the plants on the bottom.
- (US) Any pyramidal diagram giving advice on how to eat healthily, particularly those widely publicized by the United States government.
- The food pyramid surprised me by showing that we should eat lots of cheese.
diagram giving advice for healthy eating