Meaning of “gristle” in the English Dictionary

"gristle" in British English

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gristlenoun [ U ]

uk /ˈɡrɪs.əl/ us /ˈɡrɪs.əl/
gristly
adjective uk /ˈɡrɪs.əl.i/ us /ˈɡrɪs.əl.i/

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

"gristle" in American English

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gristlenoun [ U ]

us /ˈɡrɪs·əl/

a part of a piece of meat that is very hard to chew

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