rib eye


Definition of rib eye

: the large piece of meat that lies along the outer side of the rib (as of a steer) also : a serving of this

Examples of rib eye in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web What to order Nigiri selection, rice hot pot, roasted lobster, 12-ounce rib eye, shiitake mushrooms, green tea and banana cake. BostonGlobe.com, "Aram Boghosian for The Boston Globe," 18 Sep. 2019 Events are held at Seasons or at Bourbon Steak, where wasabi macarons stuffed with ahi tuna tartare are passed before a course of perhaps Colorado lamb rib eye. Jennifer Steinhauer, New York Times, "Jumbo Shrimp and Lobster Tails: D.C.’s Fund-Raising Hot Spots," 5 Oct. 2019 First, Mallmann's chefs hung a rib eye slathered in chimichurri sauce. CBS News, "The Dish: Open fire cooking icon Francis Mallmann," 31 Aug. 2019 Lang’s restaurant in Hollywood, APL, which opened last year, has dry-aged rib eyes for $67 and short-rib steaks for $38. Justin Phillips, SFChronicle.com, "Celebrated barbecue restaurant opening outpost in Yountville," 27 Aug. 2019 Mary Scott's is a 21-and-older establishment with pastas, burgers, wraps and entrees including rib eye steak and shrimp and grits. Kellie Hwang, Indianapolis Star, "You can get to these 10 unique road trip destinations from Indy in 5 hours or less," 3 July 2019 Bone-in rib eyes are grilled to perfection in this hearty steak and potatoes dinner. Cybelle Tondu, Country Living, "Cowboy Steaks and Potatoes With Broccoli and Cheddar-Scallion Spread," 26 June 2019 Its beef patty was a blend of ground brisket, chuck and rib eye, topped with house made and house smoked corned beef. Susan Selasky, Detroit Free Press, "Top 5 burgers to try in metro Detroit this summer," 25 June 2019 But the pork, chicken, rib eye, and frog alike are tender and well dressed. Jessica Henderson, The New Yorker, "Maison Yaki’s Cheeky French-Japanese Fusion," 14 June 2019

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First Known Use of rib eye

1926, in the meaning defined above

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“Rib eye.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/rib%20eye. Accessed 26 Feb. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of rib eye

: a large, tender cut of beef from the outer side of the rib

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