Definition of gristle in English:

gristle

Syllabification: gris·tle
Pronunciation: /ˈɡrisəl
 
/

noun

Cartilage, especially when found as tough, inedible tissue in meat.
More example sentences
  • He grins, and there are bits of gristle and meat stuck in his teeth.
  • My friend thought it was a little too dry, and although I didn't totally agree, I did think the portion was far too boney, with too much gristle and not enough meat.
  • More than half of it isn't meat at all, but gristle or bone.

Origin

Old English, of unknown origin.

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