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gristle

[gris-uh l] /ˈgrɪs əl/
noun
1.
cartilage, especially in meats.
Origin of gristle
900
before 900; Middle English, Old English; cognate with Old Frisian, Middle Low German gristal; akin to Old English grost cartillage
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gristle

/ˈɡrɪsəl/
noun
1.
cartilage, esp when in meat
Derived Forms
gristly, adjective
gristliness, noun
Word Origin
Old English gristle; related to Old Frisian, Middle Low German gristel
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n.

Old English gristle "cartilage," related to grost "gristle," from a common West Germanic word (cf. Old Frisian and Middle Low German gristel, Old High German crostila, Middle High German gruschel) of obscure origin.

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