What is meat?

  • (noun): The flesh of animals (including fishes and birds and snails) used as food.
    See also — Additional definitions below


Meat is animal flesh that is eaten as food. Generally, this means the skeletal muscle and associated fat and other tissues, but it may also describe other edible tissues such as offal. Often, meat is used in a more restrictive sense – the flesh of mammalian species (pigs, cattle, lambs, etc.) raised and prepared for human consumption, to the exclusion of fish and other seafood, poultry, and other animals. Usage varies worldwide, depending on cultural or religious preferences.

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Issues With Meat Consumption - Imitation Meat
... Various forms of imitation meat have been created for people who wish not to eat meat but still want to taste its flavor and texture ... Meat imitates are typically some form of processed soybean, (tofu, tempeh), but they can also be based on wheat gluten or even fungus (quorn) ...
Gustavus Franklin Swift - "Everything But The Squeal"
... Low-grade meats were canned in products like pork and beans ... Sausages might incorporate rat droppings, dead rodents, or sawdust, and meat that had spoiled or meat mixed with waste materials was sometimes packed and sold (Swift once bragged that his slaughterhouses had ... Jungle, the publication of which shocked the nation and led to the passing of the Federal Meat Inspection Act of 1906 ...
Karelian Hot Pot
... Karelian hot pot (British) or Karelian stew (US) (karjalanpaisti in Finnish) is a traditional meat stew originating from the region of Karelia (now ... term Karelian hot pot can be used to refer to nearly any food that contains meat and that is prepared in this traditional Karelian fashion ... Due to the scarceness of meat in the past, the hot pot was traditionally only prepared for festive occasions ...
Spam Jam
... SPAM Jam (formerly known as Cedar River days) is a yearly festival of the popular meat product Spam ... It is held in Austin, Minnesota, where Hormel food company produces the meat ... fireworks, parades, games, a carnival, and of course, the mysterious meat itself ...
Gustavus Franklin Swift - Vertical Integration
... The meat packing plants of Chicago were among the first to utilize assembly-line (or in this case, disassembly-line) production techniques ... Swift adapted the methods of the industrial revolution to meat packing operations, which resulted in huge efficiencies by allowing his plants to produce at a massive scale ... for conducting a different aspect of the business of "bringing meat from the ranch to the consumer" ...

More definitions of "meat":

  • (noun): The inner and usually edible part of a seed or grain or nut or fruit stone.
    Synonyms: kernel

Famous quotes containing the word meat:

    We can only proselytize fresh meat, putrid meat begins to have strong convictions of its own.
    Samuel Butler (1835–1902)

    A man loves the meat in his youth that he cannot endure in his age.
    William Shakespeare (1564–1616)

    Every moving thing that liveth shall be meat for you.
    —Bible: Hebrew Genesis 9:3.

    God speaking to Noah.