brisket

noun bris·ket \ ˈbris-kət \
Updated on: 18 Apr 2018

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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Origin and Etymology of brisket

Middle English brusket; akin to Old English brēost breast


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brisket

noun bris·ket \ ˈbris-kət \

medical Definition of brisket

: the breast or lower chest of a quadruped animal


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