Main definitions of kibble in English

: kibble1kibble2

kibble1

verb

[WITH OBJECT]usually as adjective kibbled
  • Grind or chop (beans, grain, etc.) coarsely.

    ‘a high protein legume such as kibbled beans’
    • ‘Premium quality maize and barley is kibbled to optimise digestibility and increase the rumen utilisation rate.’
    • ‘Capabilities include powder blending and damping, sieving, kibbling, dissolving, and filtering.’
    • ‘Each loaf provides the optimum combination of wholemeal wheat flour, kibbled grains and seeds including linseed, poppyseeds and sunflower seeds.’
    • ‘It also contains a number of grains, soaked overnight: linseed, rolled oats, polenta, sunflower seeds, purple kibbled wheat and sesame seeds.’
    • ‘Soak the kibbled wheat in the boiling water for 4 hours, until the wheat is swollen and soft.’
    • ‘Our Soft Grain Strong White Bread flour is a special mix of white flour, kibbled rye and wheat blended to give uniquely textured bread, pizzas and yeast pastries.’
    • ‘Kibbled bread contains kibbled grain which is grain that has been broken into smaller pieces.’
    crush, pound, pulverize, mill, powder, granulate, grate, mince, shred, crumble, pestle, mash, smash, press, fragment
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noun

mass nounNorth American
  • Ground meal shaped into pellets, especially for pet food.

    ‘a bowl of kibble’
    • ‘By the time I'm awake the next morning, it's ten thirty, the sun is up, the birds are singing… and my cat Aryan is sitting on my chest, yowling her lungs out in the hopes of getting some kibble.’
    • ‘Do you want my dog to have to go back to eating generic kibble?’
    • ‘Both dog and cat kibble cost $5.95 for five pounds and $32.50 for 40 pounds.’
    • ‘Our dog food has always had the tastiest combination of crunchy meaty kibbles and tender chewy bits; and now we've re-invented canned dog food too!’
    • ‘I caused the kitty kibble to materialize in his bowl.’
    • ‘If I'd known that switching kibble would fix all that, I'd have done it ages ago.’
    • ‘Oven baked kibble also tends to stick to the dog's teeth a lot worse than extruded dry food.’
    • ‘If you thought it was difficult getting a baby to eat mashed carrots, try feeding Fido generic kibble.’
    • ‘Into each bowl he measures a few scoops of high-grade kibble, sprinkles on some raisins, and chops half a hard-boiled egg on top.’
    • ‘Stuff you wouldn't want to eat but the dog might like: dried liver, plain old (good quality) dog kibble, dry cat food, other pre-made dog treats.’
    • ‘I opened the top of the pack to take out his breakfast, and there, below the Tupperware container of kibble, was a brown paper bag.’
    • ‘He knelt down and pulled a handful of kibble out of his pocket, which he held out for Ginger.’
    • ‘Your watch is missing and you suspect that your ill-mannered pooch swallowed it down with his kibble.’
    • ‘They gave the dogs normal kibble during one session.’
    • ‘Mash dry kitten kibble up with some warm water and let her lick it off your fingers.’
    • ‘It's not really wholesome stuff, but it can be nutritious enough for a cat that can't eat dry kibble.’
    • ‘Naturally preserved kibble, no more than 24 percent protein, will serve the breed well.’
    • ‘I poured the food in her bowl, mixed it up with a little dry kibble and set it on the floor.’

Origin

Late 18th century: of unknown origin.

Pronunciation

kibble

/ˈkɪb(ə)l/

Main definitions of kibble in English

: kibble1kibble2

kibble2

noun

British
  • An iron hoisting bucket used in mines.

Origin

Late Middle English: from Middle High German kübel, from medieval Latin cupellus ‘corn measure’, diminutive of cuppa ‘cup’.

Pronunciation

kibble

/ˈkɪb(ə)l/