gristle

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noun gris·tle \ˈgri-səl, -zəl\

Definition of gristle

  1. :  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

Origin and Etymology of gristle

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


First Known Use: before 12th century


GRISTLE Defined for English Language Learners

gristle

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noun gris·tle \ˈgri-səl, -zəl\

Definition of gristle for English Language Learners

  • : tough matter in meat that is difficult to eat


GRISTLE Defined for Kids

gristle

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noun gris·tle \ˈgri-səl\

Definition of gristle for Students

gristly

\ˈgris-lē\ adjective

Medical Dictionary

gristle

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noun gris·tle \ˈgris-əl\

Medical Definition of gristle



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