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

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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

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

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

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

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