red meat


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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Get our daily newsletter Rather than bland slogans designed not to offend, his campaign prefers red meat for the base. The Economist, "What Donald Trump’s campaign swag says about his presidency," 29 Aug. 2019 Almost all animal proteins contain saturated fat, although the quantity varies widely, from none in fat-free dairy to lower amounts in seafood to higher amounts in lusciously fatty cuts of red meat. Carolyn L. Todd, SELF, "Does It Make a Difference if You Get Your Protein from Plants or Animals?," 28 Aug. 2019 This may include legumes, soybeans and nuts, along with modest amounts of poultry, fish, milk and eggs, and small amounts of red meat. Michael Nedelman, CNN, "Eat healthier, and you'll help save the planet, report says," 8 Aug. 2019 In much of North and South America and Europe, that means oak — a clean, hot-burning wood with a smoke that’s robust enough to stand up to red meat, yet mild enough not to overpower poultry or seafood. Steven Raichlen, New York Times, "Grilling Turns Back to an Ancient Fuel: Wood," 29 June 2018 But later in life, the risks from red meat consumption rises. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Heart disease is the price of becoming human, UCSD study finds," 22 July 2019 The World Health Organization has determined, after reviewing a vast body of nutrition research, that heavy red meat consumption is linked to colorectal cancer. Chase Purdy, Quartz, "The American diet is having an unhealthy love affair with protein," 20 July 2019 With a crispy, blistered skin and juicy, smoky meat, there’s a reason the chicken is listed before all the red meat on the menu. Birmingham Magazine,, "Barbecue Battle: Birmingham’s best smoked chicken and ribs," 26 June 2019 The take-home message is there is no need to put a label of restricted or forbidden on red meat. Rachel Desantis,, "Eating White Meat Is Just as Bad for Your Cholesterol as Eating Red Meat, Study Suggests," 5 June 2019

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First Known Use of red meat

1792, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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English Language Learners Definition of red meat

: meat that is red when it is raw

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