plural -s
dialectal, chiefly British
: animal fat
specifically : lard

Word History


Middle English seim, saim, from (assumed) Vulgar Latin sagimen, alteration of Latin sagina action of stuffing or fattening, food, fatness

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“Saim.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 7 Dec. 2023.

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