plural -s
: fat or grease usually of pigs or of geese
especially : lard prepared for medicinal use

Word History


Middle French & Late Latin; Middle French axunge, from Late Latin axungia, from Latin, axle grease, from axis axle + -ungia (from ungere, unguere to grease, anoint)

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“Axunge.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Jul. 2024.

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