ox·​tail | \ ˈäks-ˌtāl How to pronounce oxtail (audio) \

Definition of oxtail

: the tail of a beef animal especially : the skinned tail used for food (as in soup)

Examples of oxtail in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web A few weeks ago, Tsai surprised me by dropping off a bundle prepared by her mother: homemade soup full of oxtail falling off the bones, a package of rice noodles, a few scallions, and two flowers tied together with a bow. Chloe Sorvino, Forbes, 10 Dec. 2021 Cooked rice, for serving Instructions: Wash the oxtail thoroughly. Tara Duggan, SFChronicle.com, 30 Oct. 2020 In this episode of Food Diaries, Curry walks us through a typical day of eats and shares her favorite recipes—from Bulletproof coffee to Jamaican oxtail with rice and plantains, plus her go-to cocktails. Chelsey Sanchez, Harper's BAZAAR, 22 Sep. 2020 One is a four-course Alta At Home meal for $35 featuring the dishes the restaurant is known for, such as braised oxtails, collard greens and coconut cake. Los Angeles Times, 27 Apr. 2020 Roberta’s, the beloved Bushwick pizzeria, delivered D.I.Y. meal kits: balls of oiled pizza dough with tomato sauce and mozzarella; fresh tagliatelle with oxtail ragù and gremolata bread crumbs. Hannah Goldfield, The New Yorker, 27 Mar. 2020 The scallion pancakes, served with bone marrow and coconut oxtail jam, are an addicting must-order. al, 19 Mar. 2020 Add a nice mojito and oxtail bao (my all-time favorite Pangea app), and who even needs a parade? Anchorage Daily News, 27 Feb. 2020 Entrees are expected to range from $8.99 to $15.99 for the oxtails. Carol Deptolla, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 14 Jan. 2020 See More

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First Known Use of oxtail

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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“Oxtail.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/oxtail. Accessed 5 Jul. 2022.

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