What is the correct meaning of Sirloin ?

@icutop (151)
December 17, 2006 5:54am CST
What is the correct meaning of Sirloin ? Legend has it that an English king liked the steak so much, he knighted it, giving it the name "Sir Loin. But according to the Oxford English Dictionary, the word comes from French and simply means "above the loin."
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@ndraj_2006 (1422)
• India
4 Jan 07
sirloin means "A cut of meat, especially of beef, from the upper part of the loin just in front of the round". This cut of beef lies between the very tender short loin and the much tougher round. As would be expected, the meat cuts from the portion near the short loin are more tender than those closer to the round. Sirloin is usually cut into steaks or roasts. Bone removed, the cuts are referred to by the names of the three main muscles. Top sirloin is a continuation of the tender top loin muscle of the short loin. The tenderloin is part of the tenderest muscle (which also continues from the short loin) and the bottom sirloin, which is part of the same (less tender) sirloin tip muscle found in the round. The best-known bone-in sirloin steaks (in order of tenderness) are pinbone, flat bone, round bone and wedge bone