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gristle

Definition:

tough elastic tissue; mostly converted to bone in adults

Class:

body noun (body parts)

Related to:

gristly

Plural:

gristles

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Synonyms:

cartilage

Etymology:

Middle English gristel, grystyl, from Old English gristel, gristle ("gristle,...
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Definition references  (+images)

Collins Dictionary:

gristle | gristly [adjective, derived]

cartilage, especially when in meat (5 of 431 words, 8 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/gristle

Columbia Encyclopedia:

cartilage | gristle

flexible semiopaque connective tissue without blood vessels or nerve cells. It forms part of the skeletal system in humans and in other vertebrates, ... (23 of 159 words, pronunciation)

www​.infoplease​.com​/ce​6​/sci​/A​0810644​.html

Wikipedia:

Gristle [disambiguation]

may refer to: Cartilage, when present in meat | Throbbing Gristle, an English avant-garde music and visual arts group | Gristle (G.I. Joe), a fictional villain in the G.I. Joe universe | Puppy Gristle, a 2002 album by Skinny Puppy | The House of... (40 of 88 words, 5 definitions)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Gristle

Wiktionary:

gristle | Cartilage [synonym, sense-specific]

Cartilage; now especially: cartilage present, as a tough substance, in meat. | [figurative, from, obsolete scientific theory] Bone not yet hardened by age and hard work. (25 of 72 words, 2 definitions, 7 usage examples, pronunciation)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/gristle

Merriam-Webster:

gristle | cartilage [synonym]

"cartilage"; broadly; tough cartilaginous, tendinous, or fibrous matter especially in table meats (12 of 64 words, pronunciation)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/gristle

Macmillan British Dictionary:

gristle [uncountable]

a strong substance that surrounds the joints of animals and is difficult to eat when you find it in meat | [informal] cartilage (22 of 45 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/gristle

Oxford Dictionary:

gristle

cartilage, especially when found as tough inedible tissue in meat (10 of 45 words, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/gristle

Cambridge Dictionary:

gristle | gristly [adjective, derived]

a solid white substance in meat that comes from near the bone and is hard to chew (crush with the teeth) (21 of 32 words, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/gristle

New World Dictionary:

gristle | gristliness [noun, related] | gristly [adjective, related]

cartilage, now especially as found in meat (7 of 29 words, pronunciations)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/gristle

American Heritage Dictionary:

gristle

Cartilage, especially when present in meat. (6 of 15 words, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/gristle

Random House Dictionary:

gristle

cartilage, especially in meats. (4 of 9 words, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/gristle

Britannica Encyclopedia:

cartilage [anatomy]

connective tissue forming the skeleton of mammalian embryos before bone formation begins and persisting in parts of the human skeleton into adulthood. ... (22 of 383 words, 2 images)

www​.britannica​.com​/E​Bchecked​/topic​/97461​/cartilage

Encarta Dictionary:

gristle

tough cartilage, especially in meat prepared for eating (8 of 28 words, pronunciation)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861615450​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

Wiktionary:

gristle

Origin: Middle English gristel, grystyl, from Old English gristel, gristle ("gristle, cartilage"), formed from a diminutive of Old English grist ("a grinding"), from Proto-Germanic *gredaną ("to crunch"),... (26 of 43 etymology words)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/gristle

Online Etymology:

gristle

Origin: Old English gristle "cartilage", related to grost "gristle", from a common West Germanic word (compare Old Frisian, Middle Low German ... (20 of 32 etymology words)

www​.etymonline​.com​/index​.php term=gristle

New World Dictionary:

gristle

Origin: Middle English gristel from Old English gristle (akin to Old Frisian gristel) from perhaps Indo-European *ghrei-: see "grime"

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Merriam-Webster:

gristle

First use: before 12th century

Origin: Middle English gristil, from Old English gristle; akin to Middle Low German gristel gristle

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/gristle

Collins Dictionary:

gristle

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

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/gristle

Oxford Dictionary:

gristle

Origin: Old English, of unknown origin

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/gristle

American Heritage Dictionary:

gristle

Origin: Middle English, from Old English.

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/gristle

Encarta Dictionary:

gristle

Origin: Old English, origin ?

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861615450​/definition​.html  [offline]

Audio references

Collins Dictionary:

gristle

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "gristle"

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/gristle

Macmillan British Dictionary:

gristle [uncountable]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "gristle"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/gristle

Macmillan American Dictionary:

gristle [uncountable]

Audio: North American pronunciation of "gristle"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/american​/gristle

Cambridge Dictionary:

gristle

Audio 1: British English pronunuciation of "gristle"

Audio 2: North American English pronunuciation of "gristle"

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/gristle

the Free Dictionary:

gristle

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "gristle"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "gristle"

Audio 3: North American English pronunciation of "gristle" by speech synthesizer

www​.thefreedictionary​.com​/gristle

Google Dictionary:

gristle

Audio: English pronunciation of "gristle"

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Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

gristle

Audio: North American pronunciation of "gristle"

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/audio​.php file=gristl​02 word=gristle

gristle

Audio: North American pronunciation of "gristle"

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/audio​.php file=gristl​01 word=gristle

YourDictionary Audio:

gristle

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "gristle" by speech synthesizer

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/gristle

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