ox·​tail | \ˈäks-ˌtāl \

Definition of oxtail 

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

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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 The breakfast/lunch/dinner concept offers curried chicken, South African fajitas, naan bread tacos, braised oxtail with yellow rice, English fish and chips with peppadew tartar sauce, rotisserie chicken, and a variety of sandwiches. Greg Morago, Houston Chronicle, "Peli Peli Kitchen to open in Houston's new Whole Foods Market 365," 7 May 2018 Corbin will be making dishes such as oxtails and rice; and grilled, spiced okra over succotash. Jenn Harris, latimes.com, "This world-famous chef is opening a coffee shop and soul food restaurant in West Adams," 19 June 2018 Crop and filter dishes like a 20-ounce Chateaubriand, oxtail croquettes, and pork belly macaroni and cheese. Kara Baskin, BostonGlobe.com, "Boston Chops opens in Downtown Crossing — with a $10,000 Instagram table," 31 May 2018 The most popular orders so far have been the jerk chicken and oxtail. Joyce Smith, kansascity, "Jamaican chef offers curry goat, oxtail, jerk chicken at new Troost restaurant | The Kansas City Star," 24 May 2018 Yes, The South Chicken & Waffles serves braised oxtails, a soul food restaurant staple. Paul Stephen, San Antonio Express-News, "Southern food the star of latest wave of new San Antonio restaurants," 23 May 2018

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First Known Use of oxtail

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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