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 ?
"I wonder if there's anything to open one of these tins of corned beef?"
There were six bottles of milk unopened and one opened, sixty bottles of mineral water and a large stock of syrups, about two thousand cigarettes and upwards of a hundred cigars, nine oranges, two unopened tins of corned beef and one opened, and five large tins California peaches.
When Bert got to the refreshment shed, he found all the food had vanished except one measured ration of corned beef and three biscuits.
Bert had dropped some of his corned beef, but he found the biscuits in his hand and ate them quietly.
He found them, when he came into sight of them again, seated with their backs against the shed, plates on knee, and a tin of corned beef and a plateful of biscuits between them.
Bert fell back upon imprecations, then he went up to the shed, cursorily examined the possibility of a flank attack, put his gun handy, and set to work, with a convulsive listening pause before each mouthful on the Prince's plate of corned beef. He had finished that up and handed its gleanings to the kitten and he was falling-to on the second plateful, when the plate broke in his hand!
Well, that they wouldn't do, because they would know he had this corned beef; there was enough in this can to last, with moderation, several days.
"De-vyled" ham was made out of the waste ends of smoked beef that were too small to be sliced by the machines; and also tripe, dyed with chemicals so that it would not show white; and trimmings of hams and corned beef; and potatoes, skins and all; and finally the hard cartilaginous gullets of beef, after the tongues had been cut out.
The cold potatoes and corned beef were in the wooden tray, and "Regards of Rebecca" stuck on the chopping knife.
In addition to their ornaments of bead and shell and bone, their pierced ears and nostrils were burdened with safety-pins, wire nails, metal hair-pins, rusty iron handles of cooking utensils, and the patent keys for opening corned beef tins.
When Saxon had served the beans, and Billy the coffee, she stood still a moment and surveyed the spread meal on the blankets--the canister of sugar, the condensed milk tin, the sliced corned beef, the lettuce salad and sliced tomatoes, the slices of fresh French bread, and the steaming plates of beans and mugs of coffee.
"Oh, there's corned beef and plenty of poatoes, and I shall get some asparagus and a lobster, `for a relish', as Hannah says.