noun \ˈgrist\

Definition of GRIST

a :  grain or a batch of grain for grinding
b :  the product obtained from a grist of grain including the flour or meal and the grain offals
:  a required or usual amount
:  matter of interest or value forming the basis of a story or analysis
:  something turned to advantage or use —used especially in the phrase grist for one's mill

Origin of GRIST

Middle English, from Old English grīst; akin to Old English grindan to grind
First Known Use: before 12th century

Other Food Terms

Reuben, calamari, chuck, curry, edamame, foie gras, hummus, leaven, nonpareil, peel

Rhymes with GRIST


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