tomalley

noun
to·​mal·​ley | \ tə-ˈma-lē How to pronounce tomalley (audio) , -ˈmä-; ˈtä-ˌma-lē, -mə-lē \
plural tomalleys

Definition of tomalley

: the liver of the lobster

Examples of tomalley in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Remove the green innards (the tomalley), if there is also red visible inside, the lobster was female and this can be left in for flavor and color. Phil Potempa, Post-Tribune, 9 June 2018 Spoon out the green tomalley and red coral (if present) and set aside. Sarah Karnasiewicz, WSJ, 6 July 2017 Remove and discard the lung sacs, leaving the tomalley (the soft green paste). Redbook, 11 July 2011 Pad Thai pops up, albeit wrapped in an omelet and requiring 24 ingredients, including fresh shrimp tomalley. Nick Kindelsperger, star-telegram, 27 June 2017 Pad Thai pops up, albeit wrapped in an omelet and requiring 24 ingredients, including fresh shrimp tomalley. Nick Kindelsperger, star-telegram, 27 June 2017 Pad Thai pops up, albeit wrapped in an omelet and requiring 24 ingredients, including fresh shrimp tomalley. Nick Kindelsperger, star-telegram, 27 June 2017 Pad Thai pops up, albeit wrapped in an omelet and requiring 24 ingredients, including fresh shrimp tomalley. Nick Kindelsperger, star-telegram, 27 June 2017 Pad Thai pops up, albeit wrapped in an omelet and requiring 24 ingredients, including fresh shrimp tomalley. Nick Kindelsperger, chicagotribune.com, 13 June 2017

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First Known Use of tomalley

circa 1666, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for tomalley

Carib tumali sauce of lobster livers

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“Tomalley.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tomalley. Accessed 25 Oct. 2021.

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