Etymology
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forcemeat (n.)
also force-meat, "mincemeat, meat chopped fine and seasoned," 1680s, from force "to stuff," a variant of farce (q.v.) + meat.
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meaty (adj.)

"full of meat, fleshy," 1787, from meat (n.) + -y (2). Figurative sense "full of substance, pithy" is by 1881. Meaning "resembling meat" is by 1864. Related: Meatiness.

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mincemeat (n.)

also mince-meat, "meat chopped small," hence, "anything broken into small pieces," 1660s, originally in the figurative sense (what someone plans to make of his enemy), an alteration of earlier minced meat (1570s); from mince (v.) + meat (n.).

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lunchmeat (n.)
also lunch-meat, 1931, from lunch (n.) + meat (n.).
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whiten (v.)
c. 1300, "to make white," from white (adj.) + -en (1). Intransitive sense "become white" is from 1630s. Earlier verb was simply white (late Old English). Related: Whitened; whitening; whitener.
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meatless (adj.)
Old English meteleas "without food, without eating," see meat + -less. Meaning "without meat" is from mid-14c.
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meatball (n.)

"ground meat rolled up into a small ball," 1801, from meat + ball (n.1). As an insult to a person, by 1941.

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wheatear (n.)
type of bird, 1590s, back-formation from white-ears, literally "white-arse" (see white + arse). So called for its color markings; compare French name for the bird, cul-blanc, literally "white rump."
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meathead (n.)
"stupid person," 1945, from meat + head (n.).
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beluga (n.)

1590s, from Russian beluga, literally "great white," from belo- "white" (from PIE *bhel-o-, suffixed form of root *bhel- (1) "to shine, flash, burn," also "shining white") + augmentative suffix -uga. Originally the great white sturgeon, found in the Caspian and Black seas; later (1817) the popular name for the small white whale (Delphinapterus leucas) found in northern seas.

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