sweetbread

play
noun sweet·bread \ˈswēt-ˌbred\

Definition of sweetbread

  1. :  the thymus or pancreas of a young animal (such as a calf) used for food

First Known Use of sweetbread

1565


SWEETBREAD Defined for English Language Learners

sweetbread

play
noun

Definition of sweetbread for English Language Learners

  • : a part (called the pancreas) of a young cow or sheep that is eaten as food


Learn More about sweetbread


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up sweetbread? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

WORD OF THE DAY

clear to the understanding

Get Word of the Day daily email!

WORD GAMES

Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!

  • istock-refers-to-this-as-a-tumble-of-strawberries-which-sounded-pretty-nice-to-us
  • Which is a synonym of garner?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Word Winder's CrossWinder

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!