Meaning of “corned beef” in the English Dictionary

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"corned beef" in British English

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corned beefnoun [ U ]

uk /ˌkɔːnd ˈbiːf/ us /ˌkɔːrnd ˈbiːf/

Examples from literature

  • A spoonful of vinegar added to the water when cooking corned beef will make it more tender. 
  • Carrots are most savory boiled with corned beef for two hours. 
  • Corned beef is a popular form of salt preservation. 
  • It is desirable to have an ample supply of corned beef on hand. 
  • Rump, used for steaks, stews and corned beef. 

(Definition of “corned beef” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"corned beef" in American English

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corned beefnoun [ U ]

us /ˈkɔrnd ˈbif/

beef (= meat from cattle) that has been preserved in salted water and spices

(Definition of “corned beef” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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