Definition of Wagyu in English:


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Pronunciation: /ˈwɑːgjuː


[mass noun, often as modifier]
  • 1Any of several breeds of Japanese cattle producing tender, marbled beef that typically contains a high percentage of saturated fat.
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    • 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 beef obtained from Wagyu cattle.
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    • 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.


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

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