Baron of beef

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Baron of beef two sirloins not cut asunder at the backbone.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Baron of beef a joint consisting of two sirloins left uncut at the backbone
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. barun, -on—Low L. baro, -onem; in the Romance tongues the word meant a man as opposed to a woman, a strong man, a warrior; traced by some to Celt. bar, a hero; by others to Old High Ger. bero, bearer, carrier.

Usage

In literature:

As for me, I vow I could demolish a baron of beef to-night.
"The Scarlet Pimpernel" by Baroness Orczy
Get outside of a baron of beef.
"Ulysses" by James Joyce
They feared lest he should become a baron of beef at which Posh could cut and come again.
"Edward FitzGerald and "Posh" "Herring Merchants"" by James Blyth
Mr. Denison Baron of Beef Hon.
"Christmas: Its Origin and Associations" by William Francis Dawson
When she entered the hall, she found the household already assembled, and the sewers bringing in a smoking baron of beef.
"Clare Avery" by Emily Sarah Holt
But out here in God's Country, the marquises of milling and the barons of beef are still uneasy.
"Free Air" by Sinclair Lewis
BARON OF BEEF, two sirloins not cut asunder.
"The New Gresham Encyclopedia. Vol. 1 Part 3" by Various
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