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red meat

any meat that is dark-colored before cooking, as beef, lamb, venison, or mutton (distinguished from white meat).
Origin of red meat
First recorded in 1895-1900 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • But no Indian will eat rabbit as a regular diet while he can get red meat.

    The Whelps of the Wolf George Marsh
  • The clergy were to abstain from red meat and wine and were to be celibate.

  • They ate at T-bone Tommy's, consuming a vast quantity of red meat with but a minor accompaniment of vegetables.

    The Wrong Twin Harry Leon Wilson
  • We see the red meat spluttering over the fires upon spits of willow rods.

    The Scalp Hunters Mayne Reid
  • Our Master give us hominy fer Sunday mornin' brekfas', kaise us had red meat wid gravy den.

British Dictionary definitions for red meat

red meat

any meat that is dark in colour, esp beef and lamb Compare white meat
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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