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 That was one of my first memories of food — a big pot filled with oxtails and vegetables. Nancy Ngo, Twin Cities, "Kitchen Q&A: Saji-Ya chef’s love for seafood dates back to childhood," 6 Nov. 2019 Instead, there is a Dominican rice bowl ($13.95) with oxtail, catfish, chicken or that sublime vegetable stew. Soleil Ho, SFChronicle.com, "Alamar’s seafood brings us back to our home shores," 26 July 2019 Fans loved her fiery oxtail curry, eclectic drinks menu and what would become her signature dish: crunchy fried kale and candied bacon dressed in fish sauce. Michael Russell | The Oregonian/oregonlive, oregonlive, "Smallwares is closing, again," 3 Sep. 2019 Weekend specials will be specific regional dishes, such as oxtail consommé, mariscos and tortas ahogadas. Hadley Tomicki, latimes.com, "A sushi chef is bringing a neighborhood taqueria to the South Bay," 28 June 2019 However, carnival-goers can head to De Coal Pot (2DC Cruz Bay) located 500 feet from the ferry dock for authentic Caribbean cuisine like roti, oxtail, snapper creole or conch in butter sauce. Anquanette Gaspard, Essence, "We Come To Fete! The Ultimate Guide To St. John Carnival," 27 June 2019 Brisket, beef tendon and oxtail are pressure-cooked to softness with cinnamon, thyme and orange peel. Tom Sietsema, Washington Post, "Cane doubles the pleasures with chef-driven Caribbean cooking," 19 June 2019 Entrees at Mahila include salted black cod fish curry for $25; Ayam masak merah (chicken cooked in a spicy tomato sauce) with green tomato chutney for $20; and oxtail soup for $17, among other things. Justin Phillips, SFChronicle.com, "San Francisco’s new Malaysian restaurant, Mahila, is a chef’s ode to childhood and mamak culture," 13 June 2019 The first spoonful of kare-kare — a stew of oxtail and tripe, heavy with peanut butter and toasted rice powder — is startlingly bland. Ligaya Mishan, New York Times, "At Lahi, Filipino Dishes, Classic and Idiosyncratic Alike," 31 May 2018

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First Known Use of oxtail

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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“Oxtail.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/oxtail. Accessed 6 December 2019.

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