Albany beef


Definition of Albany beef

: the flesh of the sturgeon

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First Known Use of Albany beef

1791, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Albany beef

from Albany, New York; from its former use as a food in and near Albany

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“Albany beef.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Oct. 2020.

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