[ gris-lee ]
/ ˈgrɪs li /

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 forms

gris·tli·ness, noun

Can be confused

grisly gristly grizzled grizzly Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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