English version

tender in Food topic

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishtenderten‧der1 /ˈtendə $ -ər/ ●○○ adjective  1 foodDFSOFT tender food is easy to cut and eat, especially because it has been well cooked opp tough Continue cooking until the meat is tender.see thesaurus at soft2 part of your bodyHURT/CAUSE PAIN a part of your body that is tender is painful if someone touches it My arm is still tender where I bruised it.see thesaurus at painful3 gentleLOVE gentle and careful in a way that shows love Her voice was tender and soft. a slow, tender kiss4 easily damagedHBP easily damaged – used especially about plants or flowers tender plants that were killed by the harsh winter5 tender loving care6 tender agetenderly adverbtenderness noun [uncountable]
Examples from the Corpus
tenderLike the town in which he lived most of his life, he was tough but tender.Cook the curry for another 40 minutes or until the meat is tender.Now I'm going to press down on several places around your knee, and you tell me when it feels tender.Stir in broth and simmer over medium-low heat, stirring often, until onions are very tender, about 20 minutes.Beef cuts are described as tender and less tender.My mouth was tender and swollen where he had hit me.tender blossomsShe was blossoming like the flowers nourished by her tender care.a tender, caring womanWhen she spoke, her voice was full of tender concern.Fleury saw an expression of tender devotion come over his father's face.Your mouth will be tender for a few days after the operation.It was an unexpectedly tender insight on the part of the Arabs to accommodate their infants up here where it was airy and cool.They gave each other a tender kiss.I was feeling rather fragile, and in need of tender loving care.The sirloin was moist and tender on the inside.That contrast of tender sensibility and senseless brutality was etched into my mind, exposing the utter meaninglessness of violence and war.