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Griskin
Grisled
GRISLED; GRIZZLED
grisliness
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Grisly bear
grison
Grison vittatus
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Grist
grist to the mill
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Gristle definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

GRIS'TLE, n. gris'l. [L. cartil, in cartilago; cartil for cratil; Gr. strong.] A cartilage; a smooth, solid, elastic substance in animal bodies,chiefly in those parts where a small easy motion is required, as in the nose, ear, larynx, trachea and sternum. It covers the ends of all bones which are united by movable articulations.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

n
1: tough elastic tissue; mostly converted to bone in adults [syn: cartilage, gristle]

Merriam Webster's

noun Etymology: Middle English gristil, from Old English gristle; akin to Middle Low German gristel gristle Date: before 12th century cartilage; broadly tough cartilaginous, tendinous, or fibrous matter especially in table meats

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. tough flexible tissue in vertebrates; cartilage. Derivatives: gristly adj. Etymology: OE gristle

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Gristle Gris"tle, n. [OE. gristel, gristil, AS. gristl; akin to OFries. gristel, grestel. Perh. a dim. of grist but cf. OHG. krustila, krostela. Cf. Grist.] (Anat.) Cartilage. See Cartilage. --Bacon.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

Gristle is a tough, rubbery substance found in meat, especially in meat of poor quality, which is unpleasant to eat.

Soule's Dictionary of English Synonyms

n. Cartilage.




 


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