Quantcast
Merriam-Webster Logo
  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
  • Scrabble
  • Spanish Central
  • Learner's Dictionary

suet

play
noun su·et \ˈsü-ət\

Simple Definition of suet

  • : a type of hard fat that is found in cows and sheep

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of suet

  1. :  the hard fat about the kidneys and loins in beef and mutton that yields tallow

Origin and Etymology of suet

Middle English sewet, from Anglo-French suet, siuet, from seu, su hard animal fat, from Latin sebum


First Known Use: 14th century


SUET Defined for Kids

suet

play
noun su·et \ˈsü-ət\

Definition of suet for Students

  1. :  the hard fat around the kidneys in beef and mutton from which tallow is made




Medical Dictionary

suet

play
noun su·et \ˈsü-ət\

Medical Definition of suet

  1. :  the hard fat about the kidneys and loins in beef and mutton that yields tallow and that in prepared form is used in some pharmaceutical ointments




Learn More about suet


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up suet? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

at a gallop

Get Word of the Day daily email!

WORD GAMES

Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!

alphabet-pasta-spelling-help

Which is the correct spelling?

acommadate accomodate accommodate acommodate
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ