brisket

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Middle English brusket, probably from Old Norse / Old Danish bryske ‘cartilage, gristle’ (modern brusk), from Proto-Germanic *breuskiz (compare German Brausche ‘knot on the head’), from Proto-Indo-European *bʰreus- ‘to break’. More at bruise.

Noun[edit]

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brisket (plural briskets)

  1. The chest of an animal
  2. A cut of meat taken from this area, especially from the section under the first five ribs

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