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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Unprocessed red meats, such as beef, pork and lamb, may also be related to a higher risk of cancer, the WCRF says, but the evidence is not as strong, and these products do provide protein, iron and B vitamins. Jamie Ducharme, Time, "Cancer Group Recommends Ditching Bacon and Booze to Stay Cancer-Free," 26 May 2018 There was also a lot of iron, calcium, zinc, magnesium and sodium—substances consistent with the consumption of red meat or dairy products. The Economist, "A mummy’s final meal adds to an ancient mystery," 12 July 2018 Indian food cooked in vegetable oil or margarine instead of butter—and excised red meats, whole milk, eggs, and cream. Mayukh Sen, Bon Appetit, "In Search of Fatima Lakhani, Whose Cookbook Changed the Way My Family Ate," 27 June 2018 Bets like Daly’s were red meat for the television cameras, which at one point seemed to outnumber the remaining spectators after the initial crush. Conor Orr,, "$100 on the Browns to Win the Super Bowl: Legal NFL Gambling Opens in New Jersey," 15 June 2018 Patients who eat red meat after being bitten report itching, swelling, hives and wheezing. Fernando Ramirez, Houston Chronicle, "Meat lovers beware: Bites from the Lone Star tick are on the rise," 25 June 2018 There are more than 20 cuts of lean or ultra-lean red meat that support heart health. Madelyn Fernstrom, NBC News, "Health Matters: Is a "detox diet" good or bad for your health?," 13 July 2018 This is the same alarmist outfit that thinks everything from red meat to working the night shift causes cancer. The Editorial Board, WSJ, "Attack of the Killer Cappuccino," 30 Mar. 2018 The human body then mounts an antibody response that can activate after consuming red meat. CBS News, "Red meat allergy transmitted by lone star ticks on the rise," 5 July 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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English Language Learners Definition of red meat

: meat that is red when it is raw

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