sir·​loin | \ ˈsər-ˌlȯin How to pronounce sirloin (audio) \

Definition of sirloin

: a cut of meat and especially of beef from the part of the hindquarter just in front of the round — see beef illustration

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In good weather, dine on fluke crudo, dry-aged prime sirloin, and al fresco, overlooking the Calderwood Courtyard. Kara Baskin,, "Art with your meal, and a new patio opens at Eataly," 11 July 2019 The Steakhouse that offers many cuts including prime center cut porterhouse and Wagyu strip sirloin, as well as Duroc pork chops and red snapper. Kellie Hwang, Indianapolis Star, "You can get to these 10 unique road trip destinations from Indy in 5 hours or less," 3 July 2019 Round or sirloin are leaner cuts; flank steak is typically pretty lean; T-bones, rib-eyes, New York strip steak are higher in saturated fats. Jenna Birch, Anchorage Daily News, "From fish to bacon: A ranking of animal protein in order of healthfulness," 10 July 2019 If available, steak lovers should add the tri-tip, memorable and wonderfully cooked slices of sirloin, to their order. Nancy Ngo, Twin Cities, "Where there’s smoke, there are barbecue restaurants. Here are 10 new ones.," 4 July 2019 There’s also a Niman Ranch beef sirloin, topped with onion, roasted tomatoes and garlic, capers, lemon, basil and seasonings. Susan Selasky, Detroit Free Press, "Plum Market opens downtown Detroit store on Wednesday," 2 July 2019 The special churrasco includes roasted ribeye, grilled shrimp, salmon and center cut sirloin for $21.95 lunch and $31.95 dinner June 14 and $31.95 all-day dinner June 15. Chris Sims, Indianapolis Star, "Where to find Father's Day brunch deals, restaurant specials to help you celebrate," 4 June 2019 Return pan to medium heat, add 1 tablespoons olive oil, season thinly sliced lean beef sirloin with salt and pepper and cook, stirring occasionally, until no longer pink. Anna Helm Baxter, Good Housekeeping, "Beef Stroganoff," 24 Oct. 2018 At his Nusr-et Steakhouse in Dubai, Turkish chef Nusret Gokce, known as Salt Bae, served French soccer player Franck Ribery the restaurant’s new 24-karat steak—a $340, 14-ounce sirloin, grilled and then covered in a gold wrapping. Michael Amon, WSJ, "Are Those Gold Teeth or Did You Just Eat in the Gaudiest Place on Earth?," 8 Jan. 2019

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First Known Use of sirloin

1554, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for sirloin

alteration of earlier surloin, modification of Middle French surlonge, from sur over (from Latin super) + loigne, longe loin — more at over, loin

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English Language Learners Definition of sirloin

: a piece of beef from the lower back area of a cow


sir·​loin | \ ˈsər-ˌlȯin How to pronounce sirloin (audio) \

Kids Definition of sirloin

: a cut of beef taken from the part just in front of the rump

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