gristly

adjective
gris·​tly | \ ˈgri-sə-lē How to pronounce gristly (audio) , ˈgris-lē, ˈgriz- \
gristlier; gristliest

Definition of gristly

: consisting of or containing gristle gristly steak

Other Words from gristly

gristliness noun

First Known Use of gristly

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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“Gristly.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/gristly. Accessed 25 Jul. 2021.

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