variety meat


Definition of variety meat

: an edible part (such as the liver or tongue) of a slaughter animal other than skeletal muscle

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Recent Examples on the Web Meanwhile, through February, pork and pork variety meat exports accounted for 31 percent of all U.S. production, according to the U.S. Meat Export Federation. Fox News, "Meat plants questioned on record pork shipments to China despite warnings of shortage due to coronavirus," 24 June 2020 Cook ground pork patties and ground pork mixtures such as meat loaf to 160 °F, and all organ and variety meats (heart, kidney, and liver) to 160 °F. Sasha Henriques, Woman's Day, "What You Need to Know About Reheating Food in the Microwave," 4 Sep. 2015 Exports of pork variety meats to China fell by 26% in the first half of 2018 from a year earlier, according to the U.S. Meat Export Federation. Benjamin Parkin, WSJ, "Barbecued Beef Heart Anyone? Offal Enjoys Its Foodie Moment," 6 Sep. 2018 Hispanic shoppers are almost three times as likely as the overall population to buy variety meats, according to market-research firm Nielsen. Benjamin Parkin, WSJ, "Barbecued Beef Heart Anyone? Offal Enjoys Its Foodie Moment," 6 Sep. 2018 China is the third-largest market for American pigs and the biggest market for variety meats (pig feet, livers and hearts), which most Americans do not eat. The Economist, "Donald Trump alienates farmers," 19 Apr. 2018 As variety meats go, intestines are not at the top of my list. Pete Wells, New York Times, "A Celebration of Black Southern Food, at JuneBaby in Seattle," 15 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of variety meat

1942, in the meaning defined above

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3 Jul 2020

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“Variety meat.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 13 Jul. 2020.

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