noun of·fal \ˈ-fəl, ˈä-\

: the organs (such as the liver or kidney) of an animal that are used for food

Full Definition of OFFAL

:  the waste or by-product of a process: as
a :  trimmings of a hide
b :  the by-products of milling used especially for stock feeds
c :  the viscera and trimmings of a butchered animal removed in dressing :  variety meat
:  rubbish

Examples of OFFAL

  1. <a pile of offal from the tannery operating in the neighborhood>

Origin of OFFAL

Middle English, from of off + fall
First Known Use: 14th century

Other Animal Husbandry Terms

apiary, bantam, calico, girth, hogwash, mast, rut

Rhymes with OFFAL


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