Definition of


  1. (noun, substance) obtained from suet and used in making soap, candles and lubricants

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Alternate forms of Tallow

Hyponyms: beef tallow, dubbin, mutton tallow

Hypernyms: animal oil

Origin of the word Tallow

  1. c.1350, talwgh, from a form cognate with M.L.G. talg "tallow," M.Du. talch, from P.Gmc. *talga-, meaning perhaps originally "firm, compact material" (cf. Goth. tulgus "firm, solid"). more

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