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tallow

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noun tal·low \ˈta-(ˌ)lō\

Definition of tallow

  1. :  the white nearly tasteless solid rendered fat of cattle and sheep used chiefly in soap, candles, and lubricants

tallowy

play \ˈta-lə-wē\ adjective

Origin and Etymology of tallow

Middle English talgh, talow; akin to Middle Dutch talch tallow


First Known Use: 14th century

Other Animal Husbandry Terms


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tallow

verb tal·low

Definition of tallow

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to grease or smear with tallow

15th Century

First Known Use of tallow

15th century


TALLOW Defined for English Language Learners

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tallow

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noun tal·low \ˈta-(ˌ)lō\

Definition of tallow for English Language Learners

  • : fat from cattle and sheep that is used chiefly to make candles and soap


TALLOW Defined for Kids

tallow

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noun tal·low \ˈta-lō\

Definition of tallow for Students

  1. :  a white solid fat of cattle and sheep used mostly in making candles and soap


Medical Dictionary

tallow

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noun tal·low \ˈtal-(ˌ)ō, -ə(-w)\

Medical Definition of tallow

  1. :  the white nearly tasteless solid rendered fat of cattle and sheep which is used chiefly in soap, margarine, candles, and lubricants and of which the form obtained from domestic sheep (Ovis aries) is used in pharmacy in ointments and cerates


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