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[beef-steyk] /ˈbifˌsteɪk/
a cut of beef for broiling, pan-frying, etc.
1705-15; beef + steak Unabridged
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Examples from the web for beefsteak
  • The waiter places a perfectly grilled, prime-grade beefsteak before you and then reveals that it came from a cloned steer.
  • Bolted a fried beefsteak for the physical need of my stomach.
  • They include velvety crepes stuffed with fresh lobster, and meltingly tender beefsteak in green-pepper sauce.
  • The common name of this mushroom, the beefsteak morel, gives the wrong impression that it is edible.
  • However, considerable research indicates consumers are willing to pay more for tender relative to tough beefsteak.
  • High beta-carotene cherry and beefsteak type tomatoes will also be released as specialty tomatoes for the fresh market.
  • Consumer acceptability of beefsteak tenderness in the home and restaurant.
British Dictionary definitions for beefsteak


a piece of beef that can be grilled, fried, etc, cut from any lean part of the animal
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Word Origin and History for beefsteak

also beef-steak, 1711, from beef (n.) + steak.

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