meat from a domestic hog or pig
pork barrel, pork(noun)
a legislative appropriation designed to ingratiate legislators with their constituents
The meat of a pig; swineflesh.
(American political slang) Funding proposed or requested by a member of Congress for special interests or his/her constituency as opposed to the good of the country as a whole.
To have sex (with someone)
Origin: From pork, porc, via Anglo-Norman from porc, from porcus, from porḱ-. Cognate with fearh. More at farrow.
the flesh of swine, fresh or salted, used for food
Origin: [F. porc, L. porcus hog, pig. See Farrow a litter of pigs, and cf. Porcelain, Porpoise.]
Pork is the culinary name for meat from the domestic pig, which is eaten in many countries. It is one of the most commonly consumed meats worldwide, with evidence of pig husbandry dating back to 5000 BC. Pork is eaten in several forms, mostly cooked because of the many diseases and parasites, some of which can kill a person, that can be found in Pork. The USDA recommends cooking ground pork to an internal temperature of 160°F, followed by a 3 minute rest, and cooking pork steaks to a minimum internal temperature of 145°F, also followed by a 3 minute rest, to kill off any parasites or bacteria that may be present. Pork can also be processed into different forms, which may also extend the shelf life of the product, with the resultant products being cured or smoked or a combination of these methods. It is also a common ingredient in sausages. Charcuterie is the branch of cooking devoted to prepared meat products, many from pork. However, by some definitions, "pork" denotes only fresh pig meat.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
pōrk, n. the flesh of swine: (Milt.) a stupid fellow.—ns. Pork′-butch′er, one who kills pigs; Pork′-chop, a slice from a pig's rib; Pork′er, a young hog: a pig fed for pork; Pork′ling, a young pig; Pork′-pie, a pie made of pastry and minced pork.—adj. Pork′y, fat.—Pork-pie hat, a hat somewhat like a pie in shape worn by men and women about the middle of the 19th century. [Fr. porc—L. porcus, a hog.]
The numerical value of PORK in Chaldean Numerology is: 1
The numerical value of PORK in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Cogito ergo dim sum. (Therefore I think these are pork buns.)
If every pork chop were perfect, we wouldn't have hot dogs.
With the military's shrinking budget, it is offensive that this bill would be used to fund congressional pork.
It's hard to say if pork can retain that market share. It's very much price driven in all three commodities - pork, beef and chicken.
I just kind of fell in love with it right off the bat, burgers, pork chops, whatever you're eating you should be drinking sake with it.
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Translations for PORK
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- لحم خنزيرArabic
- puerco, cerdoSpanish
- porsas, sianliha, possu, sikaFinnish
- cochon, porcFrench
- feòil-muiceScottish Gaelic
- בשר חזירHebrew
- सुअर का गोश्त, सुअर का मांसHindi
- babi, daging babiIndonesian
- maiale, porcoItalian
- 豚肉, ポークJapanese
- kig porhel, kig moghCornish
- caro porcina, caro porci, caro suillaLatin
- daging babiMalay
- bisóodi bitsįʼNavajo, Navaho
- carne de porcRomanian
- valfläsk, fläsk, fläskköttSwedish
- nyama ya nguruweSwahili
- puakaTonga (Tonga Islands)
- سور کا گوشتUrdu
- thịt heoVietnamese
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