loin

noun
\ ˈlȯin How to pronounce loin (audio) \

Definition of loin

1a : the part of a human being or quadruped on each side of the spinal column between the hip bone and the false ribs
b : a cut of meat comprising this part of one or both sides of a carcass with the adjoining half of the vertebrae included but without the flank
2 loins plural
a : the upper and lower abdominal regions and the region about the hips
b(1) : the pubic region
(2) : the reproductive organs

Examples of loin in a Sentence

There was a towel wrapped around his loins.
Recent Examples on the Web The menu includes brioche with an egg yolk mousse and black truffle, salsify soup with shimeji mushrooms and a choice of roasted pork loin or poached sturgeon. Rick Nelson, Star Tribune, "Celebrate Valentine's Day with dinner, brunch and takeout at these Twin Cities restaurants," 29 Jan. 2021 Individual turkeys, hams and pork loin are $52-$64. Audrey Eads, Dallas News, "50-plus D-FW restaurants and grocers offering holiday takeout meals," 14 Dec. 2020 Speak with your local butcher to inquire about a pork loin, skin on, belly attached. Sunset Magazine, "Evan Funke’s Roman Holiday-Inspired Recipes," 18 Dec. 2020 Individual turkeys, hams and pork loin are $52-$64. Audrey Eads, Dallas News, "50-plus D-FW restaurants and grocers offering holiday takeout meals," 14 Dec. 2020 Lobster bisque, shrimp bisque, gumbo, stuffed mirlitons, pork loin, sides and pies. Ian Mcnulty | Staff Writer, NOLA.com, "Where to get holiday takeout food in New Orleans, from Cajun turkey to Santa's cookies," 15 Dec. 2020 Individual turkeys, hams and pork loin are $52-$64. Audrey Eads, Dallas News, "50-plus D-FW restaurants and grocers offering holiday takeout meals," 14 Dec. 2020 This concentrate is then diluted with water and brought to a boil with chunks of beef loin tri-tip. Washington Post, "Beef birria, a rich braise with chiles and warm spices, is true comfort any way you eat it," 9 Dec. 2020 Lunch is the loin from yesterday’s roadkill doe, cooked in a skillet by Chef Dan, who made last night’s dinner. Phil Bourjaily, Field & Stream, "Meet the New Faces of Deer Hunting," 16 Nov. 2020

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First Known Use of loin

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

History and Etymology for loin

Middle English loyne, from Anglo-French loigne, from Vulgar Latin *lumbea, from Latin lumbus; akin to Old English lendenu loins, Old Church Slavonic lędviję

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The first known use of loin was in the 14th century

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“Loin.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/loin. Accessed 3 Mar. 2021.

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loin

noun

English Language Learners Definition of loin

: an area on the back of an animal's body near the tail
: meat from this area
: the area of a person's body that includes the sexual organs

loin

noun
\ ˈlȯin How to pronounce loin (audio) \

Kids Definition of loin

1 : the part of the body between the hip and the lower ribs
2 : a piece of meat (as beef) from the loin of an animal

loin

noun
\ ˈlȯin How to pronounce loin (audio) \

Medical Definition of loin

1 : the part of the body of a human or a quadruped that is situated on each side of the spinal column between the hip bone and the false ribs
2 loins plural
a : the upper and lower abdominal regions and the region about the hips
b(1) : the pubic region
(2) : the generative organs not usually used technically in senses 2a, b

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