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.
References in classic literature ?
They bristled with unknown perils, and he gazed at them, fascinated, till their dazzle became a background across which moved a succession of forecastle pictures, wherein he and his mates sat eating salt beef with sheath-knives and fingers, or scooping thick pea-soup out of pannikins by means of battered iron spoons.
At one o'clock, the boys, having previously had their appetites thoroughly taken away by stir-about and potatoes, sat down in the kitchen to some hard salt beef, of which Nicholas was graciously permitted to take his portion to his own solitary desk, to eat it there in peace.
The hands are coming in to boiled salt beef and cider and Indian bread.
With the look of one just awakened, he followed Riderhood into the Lock-house, where the latter produced from a cupboard some cold salt beef and half a loaf, some gin in a bottle, and some water in a jug.
Franklin hacking at a piece of cold salt beef with a table knife.
Hot salt beef is barely contained by crisp on the outside, chewy on the inside bagels, which slowly soak up the piquant pickle slaw and mustard.
Head chef Leon Higham and his team have come up with a menu of German dishes that perfectly partner beer, including Bratwurst and beer braised onions; brioche roll with Sauerkraut potato fritter and paprika mayonnaise plus salt beef and Sauerkraut Bierocks with mustard mayonnaise.
Beacon Burgers also serve up salt beef sandwiches, "piled high with mustard and pickles.
The tour is a mix of family places that have been around for decades - fish & chips at Poppies, a perennial favourite; Mr Sammy's famous salt beef bagels at Beigel Bake; a half of bitter at proper boozer Pride of Spitalfields - and modern interpretations of classics, such as the indulgent briocheand-butter pudding at The English Restaurant, and a brilliant lamb pathia at Aladin in Brick Lane.
Food and drink I went for the salt beef sandwich, while Red went for a beetroot and feta salad (both PS6), with a glass of homemade lemonade (PS2).
Rather edgily, it went by the name of The English and Continental Bar, so called because, as well as the usual British staples, they went out on the limb of serving "strange foreign stuff" such as their signature hot salt beef sandwiches.