Bully beef

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Bully beef, or simply just Bully, was the canned corned beef which forms ordinarily a considerable part in service rations. Originally a Navy term and probably derived from the French bouillon. [1]

Also known as Admiralty ham.

References / notes[edit]

  1. Edward Fraser and John Gibbons (1925). Soldier and Sailor Words and Phrases. Routledge, London p.39.

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