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)

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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 In 2019, searches for oxtail recipes have apparently gone up over 200 percent. Audrey Bruno, SELF, "9 Healthy Foods Pinterest Can't Wait to Make in 2019," 16 Jan. 2019 When the oxtail has marinated: Preheat the oven to 300 degrees. Elise Taylor, Vogue, "The Hot and Hearty Pie Recipes to Kick Off Autumn in Your Kitchen," 21 Sep. 2018 The oxtail stew is in and of itself a reason to visit the city. Erin Florio, Condé Nast Traveler, "The Mini Black Book: Bangkok," 16 Nov. 2018 Keep it classic and go for the margherita, or select something more unusual, such as a pizza topped with oxtail, mozzarella, black garlic, thyme and caramelized onions. Fox News, "America's top 5 pizza restaurants," 28 Jan. 2016 Cargill also added bone products such as oxtail to its higher-end Sterling Silver line. Benjamin Parkin, WSJ, "Barbecued Beef Heart Anyone? Offal Enjoys Its Foodie Moment," 6 Sep. 2018 Downstairs was a cramped, angular, shadowy kitchen where oxtails, goat curry and other Jamaican dishes were cooked and sold. New York Times, "A Brooklyn Favorite for Jamaican Food Beats the Odds," 26 June 2018 The small, casual eatery serves down-home Southern food, including oxtail, fried catfish, smothered pork chops, black-eyed peas, fried okra, macaroni and cheese and, of course, the signature Golden Brown Southern Fried Chicken. Kellie Hwang, azcentral, "It's National Fried Chicken Day! Phoenix restaurants for best fried chicken," 6 July 2018

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First Known Use of oxtail

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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