head·​cheese | \ ˈhed-ˌchēz How to pronounce headcheese (audio) \

Definition of headcheese

: a jellied loaf or sausage made from edible parts of the head, feet, and sometimes the tongue and heart especially of a pig

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Pigs’ heads are cooked, picked, and made into headcheese. Andrew Knowlton, Bon Appetit, "No. 01Turkey and the WolfNew Orleans," 15 Aug. 2017

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First Known Use of headcheese

1831, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of headcheese

US : a food made from parts of the head, feet, and sometimes the tongue and heart of a pig

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