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Noun
  1. (now archaic, dialectal) Food, for animals or humans, especially solid food. See also meat and drink. [from 8th c.]
  2. (now rare) A type of food, a dish. [from 9th c.]
  3. (now archaic) A meal. [from 9th c.]
  4. (uncountable) The flesh (muscle tissue) of an animal used as food. [from 14th c.]
  5. (uncountable) Any relatively thick, solid part of a fruit, nut etc. [from 15th c.]
  6. (countable) A type of meat, by anatomic position and provenance. [from 16th c.]
  7. (colloquial) The best or most substantial part of something. [from 16th c.]
  8. (sports) The sweet spot of a bat or club (in cricket, golf, baseball etc.). [from 20th c.]
  9. A meathead.
  10. (Australian Aboriginal) A totem, or (by metonymy) a clan or clansman which uses it.
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