numbles

plural noun

num·​bles
variants or less commonly nombles
ˈnəmbəlz
: certain edible viscera (as the heart, lights, liver) of an animal (as a deer) : umbles compare giblet sense 1

Word History

Etymology

Middle English noumbles, nombles, from Middle French nombles, plural of nomble muscle from the thigh of a deer, fillet of beef, pork loin, modification of Latin lumbulus small loin, from lumbus loin + -ulus -ule

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“Numbles.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/numbles. Accessed 22 Jun. 2024.

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