kraakbeen

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Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From kraken (to crack) +‎ been (bone).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

kraakbeen n (plural kraakbeenderen or kraakbenen, diminutive kraakbeentje n)

  1. (uncountable) cartilage
  2. (countable) a piece of gristle

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