aitchbone

aitchbone

[eych-bohn]
noun
1.
the rump bone, as of beef.
2.
the cut of beef that includes this bone.
Also, edgebone.


Origin:
1480–90; earlier hach-boon (with spurious h-); (h)ach variant by misdivision as an (h)ach(e) of a nache rump < Middle French < Vulgar Latin *natica, feminine of *naticus of the rump, equivalent to Latin nati(s) rump, nates + -cus adj. suffix

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aitchbone (ˈeɪtʃˌbəʊn)
 
n
1.  the rump bone or floor of the pelvis in cattle
2.  a cut of beef from or including the rump bone
 
[C15 hach-boon, altered from earlier nache-bone, nage-bone (a nache mistaken for an ache, an aitch; compare adder1); nache buttock, via Old French from Late Latin natica, from Latin natis buttock]

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