short ribs

plural noun

Definition of short ribs

: a cut of beef consisting of rib ends between the rib roast and the plate — see beef illustration

Examples of short ribs in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Tuk Tuk is an Asian fusion counter-service concept offering rice bowls and plates topped with protein options including char siu BBQ, LA Galbi short ribs and coconut red curry satay tofu. San Diego Union-Tribune, 8 Oct. 2021 Your best bets are found in chuck steak, bone-in short ribs or the fatty point cut of a brisket — all of which will cost you considerably less than top-shelf steaks. Paul Stephen, San Antonio Express-News, 4 Oct. 2021 Both eat the same food, including collard greens and fried okra, cornbread, buttered beans and short ribs. David Holahan, USA TODAY, 21 Sep. 2021 Following its successful opening, the menu expanded to lunch and an all-day menu that includes, soups, sandwiches, salads, pasta, mussels, Thai-style chicken skewers and short ribs. Dahlia Ghabour, The Courier-Journal, 7 Aug. 2021 Brisket is a pectoral muscle of the cow, covering the breastbone, between the foreleg and the short ribs (flanken), another popular Ashkenazi cut. Washington Post, 27 Aug. 2021 On the meat side, initial favorites were the kalbi beef short ribs and the kalua pork, which was extremely moist for being so finely shredded. Andi Berlin, The Arizona Republic, 20 June 2021 Fraser has also reinvigorated the North Fork Table & Inn’s popular food truck, which is now slinging lobster rolls, smoked short ribs and Greek salads with heirloom tomatoes. Andy Wang, Robb Report, 14 July 2021 Then indulge in a plat de côtes de boeuf braisés, tender braised short ribs flanked by potato mousse and drizzled with cabernet syrup, or the equally toothsome mushroom and gruyere omelet. Joanna O'leary, Chron, 14 June 2021

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First Known Use of short ribs

1611, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of short ribs was in 1611

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16 Oct 2021

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“Short ribs.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/short%20ribs. Accessed 21 Oct. 2021.

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