Salisbury steak

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Salis·​bury steak | \ ˈsȯlz-ˌber-ē- How to pronounce Salisbury steak (audio) , ˈsalz-, -b(ə-)rē- \

Definition of Salisbury steak

: ground beef mixed with egg, milk, bread crumbs, and seasonings and formed into a large patty and cooked

First Known Use of Salisbury steak

1897, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Salisbury steak

James Henry Salisbury †1905 American physician

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“Salisbury steak.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Salisbury%20steak. Accessed 18 Apr. 2021.

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