gristle

[ gris-uh l ]
/ ˈgrɪs əl /

noun

cartilage, especially in meats.

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Origin of gristle

before 900; Middle English, Old English; cognate with Old Frisian, Middle Low German gristal; akin to Old English grost cartillage
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British Dictionary definitions for gristle

gristle
/ (ˈɡrɪsəl) /

noun

cartilage, esp when in meat

Derived forms of gristle

gristly, adjectivegristliness, noun

Word Origin for gristle

Old English gristle; related to Old Frisian, Middle Low German gristel
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