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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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Answer: bully beef

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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