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[bris-kit] /ˈbrɪs kɪt/
the breast of an animal, or the part of the breast lying next to the ribs.
a cut of meat, especially beef, from this part.
Origin of brisket
1300-50; Middle English brusket, perhaps < Old Norse brjōsk cartilage Unabridged
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Examples from the web for brisket
  • Waitresses serve sandwiches, the bun tops tilted backward to accommodate the pile of brisket heaped under them.
  • The night before someone came by with a propane grill and cooked brisket for everyone.
  • By comparison, pulled pork and beef brisket are unexceptional, the flavor pleasant but lacking definition.
  • brisket has the perfect mix of lean and fat to make a juicy burger.
  • The key to roasting brisket in the oven is to place the seasoned brisket on a rack set over a rimmed baking sheet.
  • But the hallmarks are the beef brisket and sausages.
  • Burgers, brisket, huge rib dinners and catfish are some of the dishes available.
  • Dishes include hot and spicy snapper, filet mignon, smoked beef brisket and pork ribs.
  • Specialties include traditional kosher favorites such as hot pastrami sandwiches, chicken in the pot and beef brisket.
  • brisket and sausage star here, but pork and chicken also are on the menu.
British Dictionary definitions for brisket


the breast of a four-legged animal
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 brisket

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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