tallow

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1tal·low

noun \ˈta-(ˌ)lō\

: fat from cattle and sheep that is used chiefly to make candles and soap

Full Definition of TALLOW

:  the white nearly tasteless solid rendered fat of cattle and sheep used chiefly in soap, candles, and lubricants
tal·lowy \ˈta-lə-wē\ adjective

Origin of TALLOW

Middle English talgh, talow; akin to Middle Dutch talch tallow
First Known Use: 14th century

Other Animal Husbandry Terms

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

2tallow

transitive verb

Definition of TALLOW

:  to grease or smear with tallow

First Known Use of TALLOW

15th century

Rhymes with TALLOW

tal·low

noun \ˈtal-(ˌ)ō, -ə(-w)\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of TALLOW

: the white nearly tasteless solid rendered fat of cattle and sheep which is used chiefly in soap, margarine, candles, and lubricants and of which the form obtained from domestic sheep (Ovis aries) is used in pharmacy in ointments and cerates

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