marbling

[ mahr-bling ]
/ ˈmɑr blɪŋ /

noun

the act, process, or art of coloring or staining in imitation of variegated marble.
an appearance like that of variegated marble.
the intermixture of fat with lean in a cut of meat, which contributes to flavor and tenderness.
Bookbinding. marblelike decoration on the paper edges, lining, or binding boards of a book.

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Origin of marbling

First recorded in 1680–90; marble + -ing1
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British Dictionary definitions for marbling

marbling
/ (ˈmɑːblɪŋ) /

noun

a mottled effect or pattern resembling marble
such an effect obtained by transferring floating colours from a bath of gum solution
the streaks of fat in lean meat
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