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[mass noun] The lean part of a loin of pork.
- ‘The best way of dressing Pork Griskin is to roast it, baste it with a little butter and sage, and a little pepper and salt.’
- ‘Pork griskin is in general extremely hard.’
- ‘Fried griskin is the best-selling food in the shop.’
Late 17th century: perhaps from archaic grice ‘pig’+ -kin.
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