gristle

noun gris·tle \ ˈgri-səl , -zəl \

Definition of gristle

:cartilage; broadly :tough cartilaginous, tendinous, or fibrous matter especially in table meats

Examples of gristle in a Sentence

  1. a cheap piece of meat, full of gristle and fat

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Origin and Etymology of gristle

Middle English gristil, from Old English gristle; akin to Middle Low German gristel gristle


GRISTLE Defined for English Language Learners

gristle

noun

Definition of gristle for English Language Learners

  • : tough matter in meat that is difficult to eat


GRISTLE Defined for Kids

gristle

noun gris·tle \ ˈgri-səl \

Definition of gristle for Students

gristly

\ˈgris-lē\ adjective

Medical Dictionary

gristle

noun gris·tle \ ˈgris-əl \

medical Definition of gristle



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