Definition of aitchbone in English:

aitchbone

Line breaks: aitch|bone
Pronunciation: /ˈeɪtʃbəʊn
 
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noun

1The buttock or rump bone of cattle.
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  • It also contains aitchbone and a fat covering on the outer muscle.
  • The bone at the sirloin end - the aitchbone - can be removed by the butcher, which makes carving the complicated lamb leg much easier.
  • Cut along a line following the line of the aitchbone and through the ball and socket. Remove the aitchbone.
1.1A cut of beef lying over the aitchbone.
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  • Terrine of aitchbone and vegetables at a selection of season salads and filled horseradish crêpe
  • Organic Beef Aitchbone Joint.
  • He also promised that he would get an aitchbone of beef for all the family weddings.

Origin

late 15th century, from dialect nache 'rump', from Old French, based on Latin natis 'buttock(s)', + bone. The initial n in a nache bone was lost by wrong division; compare with adder1.

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