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

  • noun A substance, such as a plant enzyme, applied to meat to make it tender.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun Any substance added to meat before cooking in order to make it more tender, especially any source of the enzyme papain
  • noun A form of mallet used to beat meat before cooking

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

  • noun a substance (as the plant enzyme papain) applied to meat to make it tender


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