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gris·tle

 (grĭs′əl)
n.
Cartilage, especially when present in meat.

[Middle English, from Old English.]

gristle

(ˈɡrɪsəl)
n
(Cookery) cartilage, esp when in meat
[Old English gristle; related to Old Frisian, Middle Low German gristel]
ˈgristly adj
ˈgristliness n

gris•tle

(ˈgrɪs əl)

n.
cartilage, esp. in meat.
[before 900; Middle English, Old English; c. Old Frisian, Middle Low German gristal; akin to Old English grost cartilage]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.gristle - tough elastic tissue; mostly converted to bone in adults
animal tissue - the tissue in the bodies of animals
collagen - a fibrous scleroprotein in bone and cartilage and tendon and other connective tissue; yields gelatin on boiling
meniscus, semilunar cartilage - (anatomy) a disk of cartilage that serves as a cushion between the ends of bones that meet at a joint
fibrocartilage - cartilage that is largely composed of fibers like those in ordinary connective tissue
hyaline cartilage - translucent cartilage that is common in joints and the respiratory passages; forms most of the fetal skeleton
arytaenoid, arytenoid, arytenoid cartilage - either of two small cartilages at the back of the larynx to which the vocal folds are attached
thyroid cartilage, Adam's apple - the largest cartilage of the larynx
cartilaginous structure - body structure given shape by cartilage
ground substance, intercellular substance, matrix - the body substance in which tissue cells are embedded
Translations
غُضْروف
chrupavka
brusk
rusto
porc
brjósk
gyslagyslotaskremzlėtas
skrimslis
chrupka

gristle

[ˈgrɪsl] Ncartílago m, ternilla f

gristle

[ˈgrɪsəl] ncartilage m (de poulet etc)

gristle

nKnorpel m

gristle

[ˈgrɪsl] ncartilagine f

gristle

(ˈgrisl) noun
a tough, rubbery substance found in meat. There's too much gristle in this steak.
ˈgristly adjective

gris·tle

n. cartílago.
References in classic literature ?
Thee'st got too much gristle i' thy bones yet"; or as he fixes his keen black eyes on the motions of a workman on the other side of the room and warns him that his distances are not right.
I could not clamber among the ruins to see it, and the twilight was now so far advanced that the blood with which its seat was smeared, and the gnawed gristle of the Martian that the dogs had left, were invisible to me.
No, I see what they are at very plainly, so I am resolved to starve myself into a bunch of bones and gristle, and then, if they serve me up, they are welcome
We'll put a little more gristle to that 'fore we've done with you, young feller; an' I don't think any worse of ye fer anythin' thet's gone by.
It is old, and its gristles have become bony," said another.
However, blind burger van man Burt (Walliams) would like to get his hands on Armitage as gristle for his meat patties.
The downside is that these cuts tend to be tough and fatty, and they have more than their fair share of bone and gristle.
The idea was that they separate the muscles, remove the gristle and remove the fat, so that when we had a look at the endproduct there were nice and clearly-defined muscles without any digs.
Later his teeth grind down on politics and gristle.
Then on the third bite I bit into something that I thought was like gristle but it was a bit harder, like a bone.
Afterwards he showed me a piece of gristle growth about 14 inches long.
And if you're planning to emerge victorious against one of these old trophies, you're going to need some equipment that is just as tough to bust through the thick hide, tough gristle and stout bone structure present on these creatures.