bris·ket | \ˈbris-kət \

Definition of brisket 

: the breast or lower chest of a quadruped animal also : a cut of beef from the brisket — see beef illustration

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Among our top five new foods to try are brisket cheddar corn muffins, the apple pie egg roll and Buffalo cauliflower. George Sipple, Detroit Free Press, "Comerica Park: Extended netting along base lines among new things for 2018," 28 Mar. 2018 Her first meal, after days of nothing but clear liquids, was beef brisket with potatoes and carrots. Lisa Sanders, M.d., New York Times, "A Strange Itch, Trouble Breathing, Then Anaphylactic Shock," 4 Jan. 2018 Through July 22, this chain will let their diners enjoy their French fries topped off with barbecue — pulled pork or pulled chicken for $7.99, and chopped brisket for $8.99. Lauren Delgado,, "Here's how to celebrate National French Fry Day," 13 July 2018 The mesquite coals put a shiny glaze over the brisket fat, sealing in the juice underneath. Mike Sutter, San Antonio Express-News, "52 Weeks of BBQ: Cooper’s Old Time Pit Bar-B-Que," 13 July 2018 Buy Photo Aaron Clark says that Smoke BBQ in Audubon, Camden County, is his homage to Texas brisket. Craig Laban,, "Smoke BBQ brings a legitimate barbecue contender to downtown Audubon," 10 July 2018 Guy’s Pig & Anchor is well worth an evening, with gentle fees for food — $4 for starters such as chicken wings and trash can nachos, $6 for pig and brisket melt, $8 for the half slab of ribs, and $2 for such sides as sweet potato bourbon mash. David G. Molyneaux, miamiherald, "This cruise ship's elevators may be smarter than you," 30 May 2018 Some, like the little fried bologna sandwich ($5, with taleggio plus crushed chips for crunch) and a ground-brisket slider ($5), are for one, and one alone. Carol Deptolla, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "It's a bar. It's a restaurant. It's the out-of-ordinary Snack Boys in Walker's Point," 1 May 2018 The restaurant's signature City Works burger is made with a short rib-brisket blend and topped with aged cheddar, lettuce, pickle and tomato on a brioche bun. Marc Bona,, "City Works beer-bar-restaurant to open in Orange Village," 2 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of brisket

14th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for brisket

Middle English brusket; akin to Old English brēost breast

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bris·ket | \ˈbris-kət \

Medical Definition of brisket 

: the breast or lower chest of a quadruped animal

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