Brisket meaning

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The chest of an animal.
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The ribs and meat taken from the chest of an animal.
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The breast of an animal.
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Meat cut from this part.
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The chest of an animal.
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The chest of an animal.
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A cut of meat taken from this area, especially from the section under the first five ribs.
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Origin of brisket

  • Middle English brusket perhaps of Scandinavian origin Old Norse brjōsk cartilage

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Middle English brusket, probably from Old Norse / Old Danish bryske ‘cartilage, gristle’ (modern brusk), from Proto-Germanic *breuskiz (compare German Brausche ‘knot on the head’), from Proto-Indo-European *bʰreus- ‘to break’. More at bruise.

    From Wiktionary