sweet·​bread | \ ˈswēt-ˌbred How to pronounce sweetbread (audio) \

Definition of sweetbread

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

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One course, Tourte, consisted of a domed pastry filled with a chop of duck, foie gras and sweetbreads. Michael Bauer, San Francisco Chronicle, "Why the restaurant Coi won’t be on this year’s Top 100 Restaurants list," 17 Apr. 2018 Must-orders include tomato salad; Artichoke Flower Salad; sweetbreads; Israeli salad with tahini; veal cheek; Classified Cut; and malabi dessert with rosewater. Houston Chronicle, "Houston's best steakhouses," 10 May 2018 Inside the spare, industrial space, plates are thoughtful and refined, and include rabbit with pistachios, ras-el-hanout, and potatoes; and cappelletti with foie gras, sweetbreads, pecans, and maple. Katherine Lagrave, Condé Nast Traveler, "3 Days in Montréal, Canada," 16 Apr. 2018 Andrew has a salad of lamb's sweetbreads and then calf's liver, also pink in the middle: both meet with enthusiastic approval. Will Hawkes, chicagotribune.com, "A fearless foodie's foray into the bouchons of Lyon, France," 19 Mar. 2018 Even the Caesar salad includes the novel addition of fried sweetbreads in brown butter for some extra savory heft to balance out the salty tinge of whole white anchovies. Mark Kurlyandchik, Detroit Free Press, "Best New Restaurant #3: Voyager, Ferndale," 15 Feb. 2018 Lamb cooked sous vide was light, not gamy, served with fried sweetbreads and grilled preserved eggplants that left a faint whiff of wildfire on the plate. New York Times, "A Steamboat Springs Restaurant That Is Truly Farm-to-Table," 3 Mar. 2018 Galleries in Little Haiti now feature conceptual installations, a shop deals in vinyl records and foodies can nibble on Argentine sweetbreads. Simon Romero, New York Times, "‘Trump’s Racism Is a Rallying Cry for Us’: Miami Haitians See Opportunity in an Insult," 18 Jan. 2018 Some people wondered if too many unusual dishes like General Tso sweetbreads were partially to blame. Liz Biro, Indianapolis Star, "The most shocking restaurant closings of 2017," 15 Dec. 2017

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First Known Use of sweetbread

1565, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of sweetbread

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

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