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

  • adj. Made of or covered with marble: a marbled façade.
  • adj. Having a mix of fat and lean: a well-marbled beef roast.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Composed of marble; having a marble exterior.
  • adj. Having marbling.
  • adj. Resembling marble.
  • adj. Interlaced with fat.
  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of marble.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Made of, or faced with, marble.
  • adj. Made to resemble marble; veined or spotted like marble.
  • adj. Varied with irregular markings, or witch a confused blending of irregular spots and streaks.
  • adj. Having small flecks of fat interspered with the muscle; -- of cuts of meat, especially beef. Such marbling improves the flavor of beef for most people.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Having veins and cloudings like variegated marbles.
  • In zoology, variegated with different colors, like marble; dappled; clouded.
  • Having the lean and fat properly blended: applied by butchers to meat.

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

  • adj. patterned with veins or streaks or color resembling marble


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