Salisbury steak


Salis·​bury steak ˈsȯlz-ˌber-ē- How to pronounce Salisbury steak (audio)
: ground beef mixed with egg, milk, bread crumbs, and seasonings and formed into a large patty and cooked

Examples of Salisbury steak in a Sentence

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Word History


James Henry Salisbury †1905 American physician

First Known Use

1897, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of Salisbury steak was in 1897

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“Salisbury steak.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Nov. 2023.

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