Gristly Gris"tly, a. (Anat.) Consisting of, or containing, gristle; like gristle; cartilaginous. [1913 Webster]

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  • gristly — adjective (gristlier; est) Date: 14th century consisting of or containing gristle < gristly steak > • gristliness noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • gristly — gristle ► NOUN ▪ cartilage, especially when found as tough inedible tissue in meat. DERIVATIVES gristly adjective. ORIGIN Old English …   English terms dictionary

  • gristly — gristliness, n. /gris lee/, adj., gristlier, gristliest. resembling or containing gristle; cartilaginous. [1350 1400; ME; see GRISTLE, Y1] * * * …   Universalium

  • gristly — adjective Of, pertaining to, or containing gristle …   Wiktionary

  • gristly — gris·tly || grɪslɪ adj. like gristle, containing gristle (cartilage in meat) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • gristly — a. Cartilaginous …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • gristly — gris·tly …   English syllables

  • gristly — gris•tly [[t]ˈgrɪs li[/t]] adj. tli•er, tli•est anat. coo resembling or containing gristle; cartilaginous • Etymology: 1350–1400 gris′tli•ness, n …   From formal English to slang

  • gristly — /ˈgrɪsli/ (say grislee) adjective of the nature of, containing, or relating to gristle; cartilaginous …   Australian English dictionary

  • gristly — adjective difficult to chew • Syn: ↑cartilaginous, ↑rubbery • Similar to: ↑tough • Derivationally related forms: ↑gristle …   Useful english dictionary

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