from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Made of or covered with marble.
  • adjective Having streaks of fat.
  • adjective Mottled or streaked like marble.

from The Century Dictionary.

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective obsolete Made of, or faced with, marble.
  • adjective Made to resemble marble; veined or spotted like marble.
  • adjective (Zoöl.) Varied with irregular markings, or witch a confused blending of irregular spots and streaks.
  • adjective 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 Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

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

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

  • adjective patterned with veins or streaks or color resembling marble


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