bris·​ket | \ ˈbri-skət How to pronounce brisket (audio) \

Definition of brisket

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

Examples of brisket in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web This includes a Texas roadhouse-style barbecue with rotisserie-prepared meat and brisket, seafood grill, ramen and noodle bar and tapas truck. Ramsey Qubein, Forbes, 31 July 2022 The teams compete in ribs, chicken and pork, but the real star is brisket. cleveland, 25 July 2022 The burger featured a blend of beef short rib and brisket, Hardy said. Susan Selasky, Detroit Free Press, 27 June 2022 Head to Houston's Asiatown for a Korean barbecue experience with generous special combos and à la carte options like pork belly, kalbi, bulgogi and brisket. Emma Balter, Chron, 3 May 2022 Fabio Marensaro said that the most popular pizzas are the Margarita (tomatoes, mozzarella and pesto made from scratch), and the Criolla (beef brisket, roasted red peppers and chimichurri). Stefene Russell, The Salt Lake Tribune, 13 July 2022 The brisket is smoky, well marbled with fat and crusted with a deep black peppery bark. Jenn Harriscolumnist, Los Angeles Times, 6 July 2022 The barbecue can sell out, and with good reason; brisket generally is the first to disappear., 21 June 2022 After a year of buildout on North Dixie Highway, the first Florida outpost of this Brooklyn barbecue icon is finally expected to open on June 30 — ready to dish smoked brisket and baby back ribs, cheddar-jalapeño sausage and homemade coleslaw. Phillip Valys, Sun Sentinel, 23 June 2022 See More

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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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11 Aug 2022

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“Brisket.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 13 Aug. 2022.

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bris·​ket | \ ˈbris-kət How to pronounce brisket (audio) \

Medical Definition of brisket

: the breast or lower chest of a quadruped animal

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