gristly

[gris-lee]

adjective, gris·tli·er, gris·tli·est.

resembling or containing gristle; cartilaginous.

Origin of gristly

Middle English word dating back to 1350–1400; see origin at gristle, -y1
Related formsgris·tli·ness, noun
Can be confusedgrisly gristly grizzled grizzly
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