corned beef

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corned beef

 (kôrnd)
n.
Beef, usually brisket, round, or rump, that is seasoned with spices and cured in brine.

[From corn, to preserve with granulated salt or brine.]
Word History: One might wonder where the corn in corned beef is, since there are no yellow kernels of maize to be found in a corned beef sandwich. Upon contemplation, some people may even reason that the beef must have come from cattle fed with corn—that is, maize. In fact, corned beef originally referred to beef preserved by corning, or dry-curing with salt. The word corn was used in the past to describe the large, coarse grains of salt that were sprinkled and rubbed onto beef, or into which the beef was set to cure, according to the methods traditionally used to make corned beef. (This method is still used today to make cured meats like prosciutto.) Nowadays, however, most corned beef is soaked in brine rather than corned.

corned′ beef′


n.
beef cured in a seasoned brine and cooked.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.corned beef - beef cured or pickled in brinecorned beef - beef cured or pickled in brine  
boeuf, beef - meat from an adult domestic bovine
Translations
لَحْـم بَقَـر مُعَلَّب
hovězí v konzervě
sprængt oksekød
besózott marhahús
léttsaltaî nautakjöt
hovädzie v konzerve
konserve sığır eti

corned beef

[ˌkɔːndˈb>iːf] Ncarne f de vaca en conserva

corned beef

nCorned Beef nt, → Cornedbeef nt

corned beef

[ˈkɔːndˈbiːf] ncarne f di manzo in scatola

corn1

(koːn) noun
1. the seeds of cereal plants, especially (in Britain) wheat, or (in North America) maize.
2. (American grain) the plants themselves. a field of corn.
corn on the cob
an ear of corn (maize) that is cooked and eaten as a vegetable.
corned beef
salted beef (usually cooked and canned).
ˈcornflakes noun plural
crushed pieces of corn eaten with milk (and sugar), usually for breakfast. a bowl of cornflakes; a box of cornflakes.
ˈcornflour noun
finely ground (especially maize) flour.
ˈcornflower noun
a blue-flowered plant.
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