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Related to gristly: grisly, grizzly bear


adj. gris·tli·er, gris·tli·est
1. Composed of or containing gristle.
2. Resembling gristle.

gris′tli·ness n.


(ˈgrɪs li)

adj. -tli•er, -tli•est.
resembling or containing gristle; cartilaginous.
gris′tli•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.gristly - difficult to chew
tough - resistant to cutting or chewing
brjóskkenndur; meî brjóski í


[ˈgrɪslɪ] ADJcartilaginoso, ternilloso


adj (+er)knorpelig


[ˈgrɪslɪ] adj (meat) → tutto/a nervi


(ˈgrisl) noun
a tough, rubbery substance found in meat. There's too much gristle in this steak.
ˈgristly adjective
References in classic literature ?
There was a chunk of meat among other things, a gristly piece, seeing which Mr.
The birds then collected at a short distance, yet to near that their naked necks, entirely bare of feathers, could be plainly seen, as they stretched them out with the effort of their cries, while their gristly crests, garnished with a comb and gills of deep violet, stood erect with rage.
The door of the jail being flung open from within there appeared, in the first place, like a black shadow emerging into sunshine, the grim and gristly presence of the town-beadle, with a sword by his side, and his staff of office in his hand.
The traveller was an old man with a grey gristly beard two inches long, a shaggy moustache of the same hue, and enormous eyebrows; which almost obscured his lazy, semi-drunken glance, as he stood regarding us with folded arms: poising himself alternately upon his toes and heels.
No problems, though, with Seven Impromptus for two pianos (Clare Hammond the excellent second pianist), a much more extensive exploration of Goehr's post-modern harmonic language and gristly textures.
He gives us "gloopy eggs and gristly rashers" for breakfast, and "the sugared fumes rising from the censer" in church.
GF/V Grilled Spiced Lamb Skewers (Shashlik) SERVES 4 / 1 HOUR, PLUS OVERNIGHT TO MARINATE For tender skewers, says Paley, buy a boneless leg of lamb and cut it up, rather than lamb "stew meat" (which can come from the more gristly shoulder).
2 Once evenly browned all over with griddle lines, put the thyme and garlic to one side, hold the steak with a pair of tongs to cook its fatty side and render it down so it's soft rather than gristly.
Throughout much of this chapter, Bloom seems confounded by such dark riddles of his own consciousness--that is until he watches "the angry men" swill and wolf down "gobfuls" of gristly flesh (665).
It can be a bit gristly and tough, depending on where it's served, but on other occasions it's just as it should be, a wonderful tender mosaic of soft, tasty ham, flecked with emerald shades of parsley and set in a pale golden, richly-flavoured jelly.
Wearing a glove, the fingers should be gently put inside a gill cover until you reach the gristly jawbone.