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Wagyu

Syllabification: Wag·yu
Pronunciation: /ˈwāɡyo͞o
 
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Definition of Wagyu in English:

noun

[often as modifier]
1A breed of Japanese cattle.
Example sentences
  • In terms of breeds, the European breed types consistently outperformed the Wagyu breeds.
  • However, dainty Wagyu cows don't look like beer drinkers.
  • This in order to comply with the strict Japanese regulations concerning Wagyu (japanese cows).
1.1The tender beef obtained from Wagyu cattle, typically containing a high percentage of unsaturated fat.
Example sentences
  • Below is a picture of a piece of Wagyu beef.
  • Real Kobe Wagyu beef is graded on a smart 1-9 scale.
  • Specialised wholesale arrangements can be made for imported Wagyu with David Wynne Finch.

Origin

Japanese, from wa 'Japanese' + gyu 'cattle, beef'.

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