beefsteak

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n beefsteak a beef steak usually cooked by broiling
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The herring is the most widely eaten fish in the world. Nutritionally its fuel value is that equal to that of a beefsteak.
    • n Beefsteak bēf"stāk A steak of beef; a slice of beef broiled or suitable for broiling.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n beefsteak A steak or slice of beef, cut from the hind quarter, suitable for broiling or frying.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Beefsteak a thick slice of beef for broiling or frying
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. boef (Fr. bœuf)—L. bos, bovis; cf. Gr. bous, Gael. , Sans. go, A.S. .

Usage

In literature:

Beefsteak and onions are good enough for me.
"Jim Spurling, Fisherman" by Albert Walter Tolman
Handy was as capable a judge of a beefsteak as any man on the boards, and he bought the best.
"A Pirate of Parts" by Richard Neville
They give as much strength as beefsteak and are far less expensive.
"Health on the Farm" by H. F. Harris
And on this day a gray rat came to the house of the four uncles, a rat with gray skin and gray hair, gray as the gray gravy on a beefsteak.
"Rootabaga Stories" by Carl Sandburg
After this comes a salad, some solid meat (such as beefsteak), sweets, and fruit.
"A Visit to Java" by W. Basil Worsfold
Phillida's appetite for beefsteak failed in a moment, and she pushed her plate back and looked at her sister with vexation.
"The Faith Doctor" by Edward Eggleston
Captain Kitson seated himself at the table, and began discussing a beefsteak with all the earnestness of a hungry man.
"Flora Lyndsay" by Susan Moodie
There are cracks in the surrounding lava where you can scorch paper or cook a beefsteak.
"The Book of the National Parks" by Robert Sterling Yard
Just plain beefsteak and potatoes, and a jolly chicken pie that's in a basket on Hallam's crutch.
"Reels and Spindles" by Evelyn Raymond
Left to herself then, she put on her kettle, and looked at the untouched pieces of beefsteak she had cooked last night.
"The End of a Coil" by Susan Warner
Then we had beefsteak, coffee, tea, and iced claret, as it isn't safe to drink the water there.
"Scenes in the Hawaiian Islands and California" by Mary Evarts Anderson
There is nothing like leather, but Bow beefsteaks occasionally come very near it.
"The Big Bow Mystery" by I. Zangwill
I called for a beefsteak at the hotel in St. Petersburg, and was furnished with veal.
"The Land of Thor" by J. Ross Browne
From the gas stove in the scullery there came the alluring smell of a beefsteak pie baking.
"The Combined Maze" by May Sinclair
Mr. Smith, help yourself to some of the beefsteak.
"The Wit of Women" by Kate Sanborn
Some one had told him that raw beefsteak was good for black eyes.
"What's-His-Name" by George Barr McCutcheon
The prison fare is a sin, and a beefsteak goes to them both at noon from my house.
"Red Men and White" by Owen Wister
It is known as Liver Fungus, Beefsteak Fungus, Oak-Tongue, Chestnut-Tongue, etc.
"The Mushroom, Edible and Otherwise" by M. E. Hard
Here he ordered beefsteak, potatoes, and a cup of coffee.
"The Web of the Golden Spider" by Frederick Orin Bartlett
The next morning I again went out and bought some beefsteak and milk for breakfast.
"In and Out of Rebel Prisons" by Lieut. A. [Alonzo] Cooper
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In poetry:

It'll be dinner time nah varry sooin,--
An ther's beefsteaks i'th' cubbord aw know;
But aw can't leet that foir bi nooin,
An aw can't ait beefsteak when its raw.
"A Quiet Day" by John Hartley

In news:

Sancerre Complements Beefsteak Tomato Tower.
'Magic Mike' review: Sanitized beefsteak proves appetizing.
Beefsteak 2011 organizers Cort Cass, left, Matt Selman and Eric Wareheim with chef Neal Fraser.
Neal Fraser's Beefsteak Dinner Returns.
Congrats to the crew from Wolff's Biergarten in Albany for a successful first Beefsteak event, which featured all-you-can-eat filet mignon, fries and salad and pitchers of beer.
NEW JERSEY is known for many good things, from beefsteak tomatoes to Bruce Springsteen.
Their business office is the house's cramped basement, and the tenderloins are grilled over hardwood charcoal in the driveway before being taken to the beefsteak venues.
This three-taco entree came with a chicken adobo taco (from left), a pork tocino taco and a beefsteak taco.
Anselm's Butcher's Steak The best beefsteak bargain in Brooklyn.
Sogal Café's Somali beefsteak, rice and a bowl of goat and pepper soup.
Fatah Noor, Sogal Café manager, serves Somali beefsteak, a dish made spicy with black pepper.
In the greenhouses at the Del Campo center, workers cut and harvest greenhouse beefsteak tomatoes.
Shiso - also called beefsteak leaf - is a fresh herb with broad, jagged-edged green or purple leaves.
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