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Examples of offal in a Sentence
a pile of offal from the tannery operating in the neighborhood
Recent Examples of offal from the Web
In the chicken heart and gizzard salad ($14), the offals are well mixed (or disguised) with whole new potatoes, peas, pickles cut into thin coins, chopped olives and aioli.
Salmon with lardons-studded lentils gets a surf-and-turf accent from a chicken liver sauce that’s a sauce chasseur with chicken and duck offal.
All the tacos are great, but the crispy tripa ($2.40), or crunchy bits of offal showered with onion and cilantro wrapped in a supple corn tortilla, will change your life.
His offal dishes are particular standouts—try the tendons, kidneys or tripe.
France's second city is known for the dizzying variety of offal dishes served in its bouchons, its atmospheric answers to the Parisian bistros.
The choices, which cover all manner of meat, offal, seafood, vegetable, noodles, and bean curd, can be dizzying.
With pet food products ranging from offal to insects to alligators, who’s to say vegan can’t join the mix?
The second course features magiritsa, a Greek soup traditionally served on Holy Saturday, and made from lamb offal and romaine lettuce.
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Did You Know?
In its original sense, offal refers to something that has fallen or been cast away from some process of preparation or manufacture, and it has been used to describe such things as the stalks and dust from tobacco leaves, the less valuable portions of an animal hide, the by-products of milling grain, and the viscera and trimmings of a butchered animal. The word offal, however, is not an etymological cast-off, but is an English original that arose in the late 14th century as a combination of of (the Middle English spelling of "off") and fall, aptly naming that which "falls off" or is cast aside from something else. Since the late 16th century, offal has also been used as a synonym for trash, garbage, and rubbish.
OFFAL Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of offal for English Language Learners
: the organs (such as the liver or kidney) of an animal that are used for food
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