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Gristle vs. Meat

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Gristlenoun

Cartilage; now especially: cartilage present, as a tough substance, in meat.

Meatnoun

(uncountable) The flesh (muscle tissue) of an animal used as food.

‘A large portion of domestic meat production comes from animals raised on factory farms.’; ‘The homesteading teenager shot a deer to supply his family with wild meat for the winter.’;

Gristlenoun

Bone not yet hardened by age and hard work.

Meatnoun

(countable) A type of meat, by anatomic position and provenance.

‘The butchery's profit rate on various meats varies greatly.’;

Gristlenoun

Cartilage. See Cartilage.

Meatnoun

Food, for animals or humans, especially solid food. See also meat and drink.

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Gristlenoun

tough elastic tissue; mostly converted to bone in adults

Meatnoun

A type of food, a dish.

Meatnoun

A meal.

Meatnoun

(uncountable) Any relatively thick, solid part of a fruit, nut etc.

‘The apple looked fine on the outside, but the meat was not very firm.’;

Meatnoun

(slang) A penis.

Meatnoun

(colloquial) The best or most substantial part of something.

‘We recruited him right from the meat of our competitor.’;

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Meatnoun

(sports) The sweet spot of a bat or club (in cricket, golf, baseball etc.).

‘He hit it right on the meat of the bat.’;

Meatnoun

A meathead.

‘Throw it in here, meat.’;

Meatnoun

(Australian Aboriginal) A totem, or (by metonymy) a clan or clansman which uses it.

Meatnoun

Food, in general; anything eaten for nourishment, either by man or beast. Hence, the edible part of anything; as, the meat of a lobster, a nut, or an egg.

‘And God said, Behold, I have given you every herb bearing seed, . . . to you it shall be for meat.’; ‘Every moving thing that liveth shall be meat for you.’;

Meatnoun

The flesh of animals used as food; esp., animal muscle; as, a breakfast of bread and fruit without meat.

Meatnoun

Dinner; the chief meal.

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Meatverb

To supply with food.

‘His shield well lined, his horses meated well.’;

Meatnoun

the flesh of animals (including fishes and birds and snails) used as food

Meatnoun

the inner and usually edible part of a seed or grain or nut or fruit stone;

‘black walnut kernels are difficult to get out of the shell’;

Meatnoun

the choicest or most essential or most vital part of some idea or experience;

‘the gist of the prosecutor's argument’; ‘the heart and soul of the Republican Party’; ‘the nub of the story’;

Meat

Meat is animal flesh that is eaten as food. Humans have hunted and killed animals for meat since prehistoric times.

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