red meat

noun

Definition of red meat

1 : meat (such as beef) that is red when raw
2 : something substantial that can satisfy a basic need or appetite hungry for the red meat of passionate partisanship— William Safire

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The Pine Tree State is the latest to grapple with the risk of an unusual adult-onset allergy to red meat, CBS affiliate WGME-TV in Portland, Maine, reports. Thomas Leavy, CBS News, "Maine on the lookout for ticks that cause red-meat allergy," 25 June 2018 The average American is slated to eat 222.2 pounds of red meat and poultry this year, the report found, making 2018 the biggest year for meat consumption since 2004. Gaby Del Valle, Vox, "The owner of a Maine lobster pound is sedating her lobsters with marijuana before killing them.," 19 Sep. 2018 There were also minerals like calcium, iron, magnesium, sodium, and zinc, all of which are found in red meat and dairy products. Kiona N. Smith, Ars Technica, "Ötzi the Iceman’s last meal shows how Copper Age people ate on the run," 13 July 2018 To focus instead on Tibbetts had a whiff of desperation about it, from a president who’s often been accused of trying to distract the press from bad news by feeding the base red meat. Dara Lind, Vox, "Trump has made Mollie Tibbetts the latest martyr in his anti-immigrant crusade," 24 Aug. 2018 Choosing the right type - and portion size - of red meat is the key to smart eating. Madelyn Fernstrom, NBC News, "Health Matters: Is a "detox diet" good or bad for your health?," 13 July 2018 Other species of ticks can spread illnesses including Lyme disease, Powassan virus, and even an allergy to red meat. CBS News, "Latest death shines light on tick-borne disease Rocky Mountain spotted fever," 12 July 2018 Some do little more than spur a cable news segment or throw some red meat to his supporters. Time, "Donald Trump's Tweets Really Matter. These 27 Examples Prove It," 18 Jan. 2018 For this reason, avoid foods like leafy greens, cruciferous vegetables (like broccoli and cabbage), and beans, along with red meats, fish, and cheese 12 hours before a long run or your race. Laura Schwecherl, SELF, "The First-Time Marathoner's Guide to Fuel and Hydration for Your Marathon Training," 6 Oct. 2018

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First Known Use of red meat

1792, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of red meat was in 1792

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red meat

noun

English Language Learners Definition of red meat

: meat that is red when it is raw

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