um·​bles | \ ˈəm-bəlz How to pronounce umbles (audio) \

Definition of umbles

: the edible viscera of an animal (such as a deer or hog)

First Known Use of umbles

15th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for umbles

Middle English, alteration of noumbles, from Old French nombles loins, alteration of lumbles, from Latin lumbuli, diminutive of lumbi, plural of lumbus loin — more at loin

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“Umbles.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/umbles. Accessed 25 January 2020.

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