Kobe beef

noun
Ko·​be beef | \ ˈkō-bē- How to pronounce Kobe beef (audio) , -ˌbā- \
variants: or less commonly Kobe

Definition of Kobe beef

: highly marbled premium beef from Japanese Wagyu cattle of the Kobe region of southern Honshu that is noted for exceptional tenderness and flavor

First Known Use of Kobe beef

1889, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Kobe beef

Kobe, Japan

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“Kobe beef.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Kobe%20beef. Accessed 12 Aug. 2020.

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