Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A slice of beef, such as one taken from the loin or the hindquarters, suitable for broiling or frying.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A steak cut from beef cattle.
  • n. The beefsteak plant, also known as perilla and shiso.
  • n. A beefsteak tomato.
  • n. A beefsteak mushroom.
  • n. : A celebratory dinner, commonly held in New York between about 1870 and 1940 involving the consumption of enormous quantities of broiled steak and beer.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A steak of beef; a slice of beef broiled or suitable for broiling.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A steak or slice of beef, cut from the hind quarter, suitable for broiling or frying.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a beef steak usually cooked by broiling

Etymologies

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Examples

  • They gave me what they called a beefsteak pie -- a tough crust and under it some blackish cubes carved out of the muscle of an antediluvian ox-and for this delicious fare and a glass of stout I paid three shillings and odd pence.

    Afoot in England

  • We were treated to the eternal sausage and something they called beefsteak; it might as well have been called "_suprême de donkey_," it was so tough.

    In the Courts of Memory, 1858 1875; from Contemporary Letters

  • It was true that the Mexicans who ran San Lazaro had been generous with soup and tortillas, but Wesley Buttons had put the notion of beefsteak in their minds.

    Dead Man’s Walk

  • And Jim hadn't the heart to tell her that, as a general thing, it would not do to put two eggs in the corn-cake, and that the beefsteak was a great luxury.

    A Mountain Woman

  • Of the tea and coffee it might be said as once it was said of two bad roads -- "whichever one you take you will wish you had taken the other;" the beefsteak was a problem of impracticability; and the chickens -- Fleda could not help thinking that

    Queechy

  • Of the tea and coffee it might be said, as once it was said of two bad roads – "whichever one you take, you will wish you had taken the other;" the beefsteak was a problem of impracticability; and the chickens – Fleda could not help thinking, that a well-to-do rooster which she saw flapping his wings in the yard, must, in all probability, be at that very moment endeavouring to account for a sudden breach in his social circle; and if the oysters had been some very fine ladies, they could hardly have retained less recollection of their original circumstances.

    Queechy

  • Of the tea and coffee it might be said, as once it was said of two bad roads — "whichever one you take, you will wish you had taken the other;" the beefsteak was a problem of impracticability; and the chickens — Fleda could not help thinking, that a well - to-do rooster which she saw flapping his wings in the yard, must, in all probability, be at that very moment endeavouring to account for a sudden breach in his social circle; and if the oysters had been some very fine ladies, they could hardly have retained less recollection of their original circumstances.

    Queechy, Volume II

  • To add a touch of eye appeal and subtle flavoring, akajiso (purple shiso, aka "beefsteak" plant leaves) is often added to the ginger/rice vinegar/sugar pickling mix, yielding a light pink colored pickled ginger.

    Restrictions on food?

  • a general thing, it would not do to put two eggs in the corn-cake, and that the beefsteak was a great luxury.

    A Mountain Woman

  • A good one for a shady window is the one called the 'beefsteak' begonia.

    The Library of Work and Play: Gardening and Farming.

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