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 Beef steak.

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Milk and Dairy Products
Meat Eating
Climate Change


Beef cuts
Short ribs (beef)
Spare ribs (pork)
Beef cattle
Category: Beef dishes
Category: Beef
Category: Cattle breeds
Category: Dairy Cattle Breeds
Category: Cattle in art
Argentine beef
Pink slime

  1. (uncountable) The meat from a cow, bull or other bovines.
    I hate eating beef.
  2. (uncountable) Bovine animals.  [quotations ▼]
  3. (archaic, countable, plural: beef or beeves) A single bovine (cow or bull) being raised for its meat.
    Do you want to raise beeves?
  4. (countable, plural: beefs) a complaint or disagreement
    He has a beef with anyone who tells him otherwise.
  1. To add weight or strength to, usually as beef up.
    Since you stopped running, you are really beefing out.
  1. To complain.
  2. (intransitive, slang) To fart.
    Ugh, who just beefed in here?

From Old French buef, boef (“ox”) (modern French: bœuf); from Latin bōs (“ox”). Cognate to bovine.

  1. Being a bovine animal that is being raised for its meat.
    We bought three beef calves this morning.
  2. Producing or known for raising lots of beef.
    beef farms
    beef country
  3. Consisting of or containing beef as an ingredient.
    beef stew

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American cuts of beef

American cuts of beef.

British cuts of beef

British beef chart.

Dutch cuts of beef

Dutch cuts of Beef.

Lying Cow, Vincent van Gogh, 1883.
Lying Cow, 1883
Vincent van Gogh



Certified Angus Beef

"Certified Angus Beef"
is a BRAND . . .
just as it says.

Cattle do not have to be Angus to be "Certified Angus Beef"
but their their hide must be 51% black





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