variants: or hasslet \ ˈhaslə̇t , ˈhās-​ , -​āzl-​ \
plural -s

Definition of haslet

1 : the edible viscera (as the heart or liver) of a butchered animal (as a hog)
2 : a braised dish made of edible viscera

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History and Etymology for haslet

Middle English hastlet, hastelet, from Middle French hastelet piece of meat roasted on a spit, diminutive of haste piece of meat roasted on a spit, from Old French, modification (influenced by Old French haste shaft of a spear, from Latin hasta spear) of a Germanic word represented by Old High German harsta frying pan; akin to Old English hierstan, hyrstan to fry, roast, Middle High German harst gridiron, Old English heorth hearth

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“Haslet.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/haslet. Accessed 13 Jun. 2021.

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