white meat

white meat
,white `meat noun uncount
1. ) meat such as chicken or PORK that is pale after you have cooked it. Meat that is dark after cooking is called red meat.
2. ) meat from the top part of a bird, for example its wing or its breast. Meat from the lower part is called dark meat.

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  • white meat — ► NOUN ▪ pale meat such as poultry, veal, and rabbit …   English terms dictionary

  • White meat — Roast chicken, the most commonly eaten white meat White meat or light meat refers to the lighter colored meat of poultry as contrasted with dark meat. In a more general sense, white meat may also refer to any lighter colored meat, as contrasted… …   Wikipedia

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