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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And nothing beats 12-hour smoked ribs or brisket around a campfire. Megan Barber, Curbed, "The ultimate van life shopping guide," 14 Nov. 2018 Braise the brisket in a Dutch oven or roasting pan with the liquid, covered, for five to six hours, until fork tender. Nancy Miller, The Courier-Journal, "More than just a gastropub. Food at Monnik is as awesome as the beer," 10 July 2018 The truck parks next to the brewery to serve up might-tasty tacos, brisket-stuffed Yorkshire pudding, poutine, and more hearty eats. Sunset, "5 Reasons Golden, B.C. Is a Summertime Must," 22 Jan. 2018 The chain's breakfast brisket tacos have earned a special place in the stomachs of Houston eaters, too. Craig Hlavaty, Houston Chronicle, "Otto's Barbecue & Hamburgers reveals plans for a brick-and-mortar location near Washington Avenue," 25 June 2018 Look for dishes with unfamiliar combinations (such as green pepper with shredded potato or brisket with daikon). Kathleen Purvis, charlotteobserver, "Charlotte has three great Chinese restaurants? Yes, and here's what to order at each," 29 May 2018 There is a putting green and a smoker for brisket lunches. Jennifer Levitz, WSJ, "Perks for Plumbers: Hawaiian Vacations, Craft Beer and ‘a Lot of Zen’," 23 May 2018 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

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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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