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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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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