Definition of red meat in US English:

red meat


  • Meat that is red when raw, for example beef or lamb.

    Often contrasted with white meat
    • ‘I'm quite health conscious, so I only eat red meat once or twice a month, although I never deprive myself.’
    • ‘Foods to avoid include red meat, particularly game, offal, beef, pork and lamb.’
    • ‘They usually have three main daily meals, and staples include red meat and potatoes.’
    • ‘Fresh or tinned fish, chicken, lean, red meat, eggs and seafood are all highly energising foods.’
    • ‘Eat more protein such as fish, chicken, lean red meat and low-fat cheese such as cottage cheese.’
    • ‘During the day of a show I eat protein, chicken or fish salad, never red meat because it doesn't agree with me.’
    • ‘They also found that patients who consumed high levels of red meat combined with other meat products had a similar risk.’
    • ‘As a result, I am generally relaxed about the presence of the odd bit of red meat in the diet.’
    • ‘Natural sources of iron include red meat, oatmeal, prunes, nuts and seeds, legumes and dried fruit.’
    • ‘This recipe is easier than one would think, and would work well with any red meat.’
    • ‘I can't remember the last time I ate red meat either; it just doesn't appeal to me.’
    • ‘This has meant, for many, an end to pleasures such as butter, salt, fried food, red meat, peanuts, and pork pies.’
    • ‘She eats a lot of fruits and vegetables, but also red meat, poultry and fish from time to time.’
    • ‘I would also be happy to drink this with simple grilled red meats such as steak, or lamb chops.’
    • ‘I very occasionally eat chicken but I would never touch red meat.’
    • ‘If you feel in need of some protein, choose bland, rather than oily, fish, and chicken in preference to red meat.’
    • ‘For example, add lean cuts of red meat or dark poultry to your meals on a regular basis.’
    • ‘An excellent wine for that backyard barbecue, especially if you're cooking red meat.’
    • ‘Venison is the low-cholesterol answer to those who love red meat but have to watch their animal fat intake.’
    • ‘As people turn away from red meat in their droves, chicken sales have soared.’


red meat

/ˈˌred ˈmēt//ˈˌrɛd ˈmit/