It derives from the word
bouillir, to boil, and it denotes beef cured
or pickled in brine; what phrase is it?
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The phrase bully
beef comes from the French bouilli, boiled meat, which derives from
the bouillir, to boil.
The word bouilli
was formerly commonly used on the labels of canned beef, hence it came to be
known as bully beef.
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