on the bone


: (with the meat) still connected to the bone or bones
The ham was on the bone.

Examples of on the bone in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web For a main course there was chicken cooked on the bone for flavor, with eggplant caponata and provolone ($24). John Mariani, Forbes, 2 Mar. 2024 For a long time, the traditional British way of butchering was to prepare joints, usually for roasting, and often on the bone. Olivia Potts, Longreads, 15 Feb. 2024 The meat is arranged on the bone and has a smoky taste heavily influenced by Native American styles of cooking, Arneson said. Endia Fontanez, The Arizona Republic, 22 Jan. 2024 The combo comes with six pieces of KFC's Original Recipe chicken on the bone, as well as four sides including mashed potatoes and gravy, coleslaw, corn, mac & cheese and four biscuits, all for just $20, according to the company. The Courier-Journal, 23 Feb. 2024 Hieroglyphics on the bone appear to identify the man’s father and grandfather, creating a link to other Maya states. Moira Ritter, Miami Herald, 2 Feb. 2024 In the absence of clear hominin tooth marks on the bone, cut marks like these are the strongest evidence of potential anthropophagy, or cannibalism—one member of a species eating another. Ryan McRae, Smithsonian Magazine, 28 Dec. 2023 Partially by design and partially because Bass’ life is so expansive, there’s meat on the bone. Demetrius Patterson, The Hollywood Reporter, 19 Dec. 2023 But research shows that because of their iconic teeth, the big cats didn’t pick the carcasses clean and routinely left lots of meat on the bone. Brian Handwerk, Smithsonian Magazine, 28 Sep. 2023

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“On the bone.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/on%20the%20bone. Accessed 28 May. 2024.

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