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gristle

[gris-uh l] /ˈgrɪs əl/
noun
1.
cartilage, especially in meats.
Origin
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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Examples from the web for gristle
  • Another is to stand on your head and eat a piece of gristle.
  • Remove skin and gristle from cooked corned beef, then chop the meat.
  • Other than not eating the fatty gristle on a ribeye, they do not diet.
  • It consisted of one piece of gristle followed by another.
  • Or perhaps you're still recovering from a traumatic encounter with a mouthful of gristle.
  • The butcher began to cut through the bone and gristle of a goat leg.
  • Further, the report gives us a little morsel---or gristle, as it were---to chew on about the future.
  • Surely the kids deserve a bit more gristle in this candid day and age.
  • The food thermometer should be placed in the thickest part of the food and should not be touching bone, fat, or gristle.
  • Insert the food thermometer in the center of the meat away from bone, fat, or gristle.
British Dictionary definitions for gristle

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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Word Origin and History for gristle
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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