brisket

[bris-kit]

Origin of brisket

1300–50; Middle English brusket, perhaps < Old Norse brjōsk cartilage
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Contemporary Examples of brisket

  • Dinner at the American Jewish Congress gala at Cipriani in midtown Manhattan was a thick slice of brisket covered in gravy.

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    David Freedlander

    March 20, 2014

  • Meanwhile, remove the brisket from the refrigerator and discard the plastic covering.

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    An American Prairie Feast

    Sophie Menin

    July 17, 2010

  • Wrap the brisket in the plastic wrap and refrigerate overnight.

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    An American Prairie Feast

    Sophie Menin

    July 17, 2010

  • Lay the brisket in a roasting pan and add the braising liquid.

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    Sophie Menin

    July 17, 2010

  • Braise the brisket for five to six hours, until the meat is fork tender.

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    Sophie Menin

    July 17, 2010

Historical Examples of brisket


British Dictionary definitions for brisket

brisket

noun
  1. the breast of a four-legged animal
  2. the meat from this part, esp of beef

Word Origin for brisket

C14: probably of Scandinavian origin; related to Old Norse brjōsk gristle, Norwegian and Danish brusk
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Word Origin and History for brisket
n.

mid-14c., brusket, perhaps from Old French bruschet, with identical sense of the English word, or from Old Norse brjosk "gristle, cartilage" (related to brjost "breast") or Danish bryske or Middle High German brusche "lump, swelling;" from PIE *bhreus- "to swell, sprout" (see breast (n.)).

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