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gristle

noun [U] uk   /ˈɡrɪs.l̩/ us  
a solid white substance in meat that comes from near the bone and is hard to chew (= crush with the teeth)
gristly
adjective uk   /-li/ us  
Translations of “gristle”
in Spanish cartílago…
in French cartilage…
in German der Knorpel…
in Chinese (Traditional) (肉中的)軟骨…
in Chinese (Simplified) (肉中的)软骨…
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