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Topic: FOOD

Date: 1600-1700
Origin: corn 'to preserve with grains of salt' (16-19 centuries), from corn (noun)

corned beef

corned beef [uncountable]
1 British EnglishDF beef that has been cooked and preserved in a can
2 American EnglishDF beef that has been covered in salt water and spices to preserve it
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