AskDefine | Define tenderloin

Dictionary Definition



1 a city district known for its vice and high crime rate [syn: combat zone]
2 the tender meat of the loin muscle on each side of the vertebral column [syn: undercut]

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  1. The tenderest part of a loin of meat, especially of pork or beef


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Tenderloin is:

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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