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brisket

[bris-kit] /ˈbrɪs kɪt/
noun
1.
the breast of an animal, or the part of the breast lying next to the ribs.
2.
a cut of meat, especially beef, from this part.
Origin
1300-1350
1300-50; Middle English brusket, perhaps < Old Norse brjōsk cartilage
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British Dictionary definitions for briskets

brisket

/ˈbrɪskɪt/
noun
1.
the breast of a four-legged animal
2.
the meat from this part, esp of beef
Word Origin
C14: probably of Scandinavian origin; related to Old Norse brjōsk gristle, Norwegian and Danish brusk
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Word Origin and History for briskets

brisket

n.

mid-14c., brusket, perhaps from Old French bruschet, with identical sense of the English word, or from Old Norse brjosk "gristle, cartilage" (related to brjost "breast") or Danish bryske or Middle High German brusche "lump, swelling;" from PIE *bhreus- "to swell, sprout" (see breast (n.)).

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