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

GRIST Defined for Kids


noun \ˈgrist\

Definition of GRIST for Kids

:  grain to be ground or that is already ground


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