beefsteak

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EtymologyEdit

beef +‎ steak

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beefsteak (countable and uncountable, plural beefsteaks)

  1. (countable, uncountable) (A) steak cut from beef cattle.
  2. (countable) Ellipsis of beefsteak plant, also known as perilla and shiso (Perilla frutescens var. crispa).
    1. (uncountable) The herb prepared from the leaves of the beefsteak plant.
  3. (countable) Ellipsis of beefsteak tomato
    • 2001, Patricia Mondore, A Perennial Faith: Finding Courage to Grow in the Garden of Life
      I purchased a half dozen of the healthiest-looking beefsteaks I could find, and tenderly planted the young shoots, using plenty of fertilizer and mulch. I faithfully watered them every day and the little plants quickly shot up to an impressive height.
  4. (countable) Ellipsis of beefsteak mushroom
  5. (countable, archaic): A celebratory dinner, commonly held in New York between about 1870 and 1940 involving the consumption of enormous quantities of broiled steak and beer.

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EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from English beefsteak.

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NounEdit

beefsteak m (plural beefsteaks)

  1. Obsolete form of bifteck.