biltong

noun
bil·tong | \ˈbil-ˌtȯŋ, -ˌtäŋ\

Definition of biltong 

chiefly South Africa

: jerked meat

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On arrival, drinks (gin and tonics!) and snacks (biltong!) are served. Mary Holland, Condé Nast Traveler, "Skybeds Let You Sleep Under the Stars on an African Safari," 24 Apr. 2018 Flank ham biltong pig rump strip steak capicola sirloin ribeye hamburger drumstick pastrami spare ribs. Aaron Jansen, Alaska Dispatch News, "featured photo align test," 18 July 2017

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First Known Use of biltong

1815, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for biltong

Afrikaans, from bil rump + tong tongue

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