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offal

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noun of·fal \ˈȯ-fəl, ˈä-\

Simple Definition of offal

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

Full Definition of offal

  1. 1 :  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

  2. 2 :  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

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