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Salisbury steak

ground beef, sometimes mixed with other foods, shaped like a hamburger patty and broiled or fried, often garnished or served with a sauce.
Origin of Salisbury steak
1895-1900, Americanism; named after J. H. Salisbury (1823-1905), U.S. dietitian, who promoted the eating of such steaks Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Salisbury steak


1897, from J.H. Salisbury (1823-1905), U.S. physician and food specialist, who promoted it. Incorrect use for "hamburger" traces to World War I and the deliberate attempt to purify American English of German loan words.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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