beef·​steak ˈbēf-ˌstāk How to pronounce beefsteak (audio)
: a steak of beef usually from the hindquarter

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web But other wild fungi have more fanciful names such as eyelash cup and dog’s nose fungus or names that emphasize that they can be eaten, such as chicken of the woods or beefsteak fungus. Matt Kasson, Washington Post, 24 Aug. 2022 The elements are simple and universally loved: a sizzling cut of beefsteak with a side of piping-hot, crispy fries. Foren Clark, CNN, 30 May 2022 Cherry tomatoes typically ripen early; the larger beefsteak and heirloom varieties can take several months to mature. Los Angeles Times, 23 May 2022 Inside are more than 100 varieties of the fruit, ranging from big red beefsteak tomatoes to dark and smooth Black Beauty tomatoes, and vibrant yellow Golden Grape tomatoes that can brighten up any salad. Tatyana Turner, Chicago Tribune, 2 May 2022 AppHarvest raised $500 million on its balance sheet this year, went public on the Nasdaq, hired 400 people to work in its first facility, and brought its first product, beefsteak tomatoes, to grocery stores including Kroger, Walmart, and Publix. Fortune, 18 Dec. 2021 These tiny tomatoes will be sweet and juicy any time of year, unlike larger out-of-season varieties like beefsteak, which can have a mealy texture out of season. Casey Barber, CNN, 10 Sep. 2021 Rich Life is one of only a handful of small mushroom farming operations to take on the beefsteak polypore. Jamie Clarkson, The Enquirer, 26 June 2021 And, of course, the Florentine beefsteak, which is a T-bone steak cut from the loin, traditionally made from a Tuscan breed of cattle called the Chianina. Angelina Villa-clarke, Forbes, 28 May 2021 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1706, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of beefsteak was circa 1706

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“Beefsteak.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Dec. 2022.

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beef·​steak ˈbēf-ˌstāk How to pronounce beefsteak (audio)
: a slice of beef suitable for broiling or frying

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