gristly

[gris-lee]
adjective, gristlier, gristliest.
resembling or containing gristle; cartilaginous.

Origin:
1350–1400; Middle English; see gristle, -y1

gristliness, noun

grisly, gristly, grizzled, grizzly.
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gristle (ˈɡrɪsəl)
 
n
cartilage, esp when in meat
 
[Old English gristle; related to Old Frisian, Middle Low German gristel]
 
'gristly
 
adj
 
'gristliness
 
n

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