Definition of marbling
1 : the action or process of making like marble especially in coloration
2 : coloration or markings resembling or suggestive of marble
3 : an intermixture of fat and lean especially when evenly distributed in a cut of meat
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These are larger ribs, with the meat situated between the bones rather than on top, and there’s a lot more marbling and connective tissue.
Third grade teachers Carol Bitgood and Lisa Siegmund did lessons on marbling and Pysanky eggs, respectively.
The obelisk’s cream surface is shot through with pink marbling.
Some liken the taste and texture of Kobe beef to butter, and the comparison is a valid one, thanks to the animal's intense fat marbling and rich taste.
Viewed from on high, that blue marbling looks pretty smooth.
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