white meat


: meat that comes from the breast or other thick parts of a chicken, turkey, etc., and that is lighter in color than the other parts when cooked
also : meat (such as pork) that is lighter in color than beef when cooked

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Cut the white meat into pieces no larger than 1 inch. John Schandelmeier, Anchorage Daily News, 2 Apr. 2023 Our boneless wings are all white meat chicken. C Mandler, CBS News, 14 Mar. 2023 More white meat than red meat in the diet. Linda Carroll, NBC News, 14 Mar. 2023

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“White meat.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/white%20meat. Accessed 28 May. 2023.

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