offal
offal of"fal, n. [Off + fall.] 1. The rejected or waste parts of any process, especially the inedible parts of a butchered animal, such as the viscera. [1913 Webster +PJC]

2. A dead body; carrion. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

3. That which is thrown away as worthless or unfit for use; refuse; rubbish. [1913 Webster]

The offals of other professions. --South. [1913 Webster]


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  • offal — (n.) late 14c., waste parts, refuse, from OFF (Cf. off) + FALL (Cf. fall) (v.); the notion being that which falls off the butcher s block; perhaps a translation of M.Du. afval …   Etymology dictionary

  • offal — *refuse, waste, rubbish, trash, debris, garbage …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • offal — ► NOUN 1) the entrails and internal organs of an animal used as food. 2) decaying or waste matter. ORIGIN probably from Dutch afval, from af off + vallen to fall …   English terms dictionary

  • offal — [ôf′əl] n. [ME ofall, lit., off fall] 1. [with sing. or pl. v.] waste parts; esp., the entrails, etc. of a butchered animal 2. refuse; garbage …   English World dictionary

  • Offal — Some offal dishes, like pâté, are considered gourmet food. Offal can also be a cheaper type …   Wikipedia

  • offal — /aw feuhl, of euhl/, n. 1. the parts of a butchered animal that are considered inedible by human beings; carrion. 2. the parts of a butchered animal removed in dressing; viscera. 3. refuse; rubbish; garbage. [1350 1400; ME, equiv. to of OFF + fal …   Universalium

  • offal — [14] Etymologically, offal is simply material that has ‘fallen off’. English borrowed the word from Middle Dutch afval, a compound formed from af ‘off’ and vallen ‘fall’ which denoted both the ‘extremities of animals cut off by the butcher, such… …   The Hutchinson dictionary of word origins

  • offal — [14] Etymologically, offal is simply material that has ‘fallen off’. English borrowed the word from Middle Dutch afval, a compound formed from af ‘off’ and vallen ‘fall’ which denoted both the ‘extremities of animals cut off by the butcher, such… …   Word origins

  • offal — [[t]ɒ̱f(ə)l, AM ɔ͟ːf(ə)l[/t]] N UNCOUNT Offal is the internal organs of animals, for example their hearts and livers, when they are cooked and eaten …   English dictionary

  • offal — subproduktas statusas Aprobuotas sritis mėsos produktai apibrėžtis Šviežia mėsa, išskyrus skerdeną, įskaitant vidaus organus ir kraują. atitikmenys: angl. offal vok. Nebenprodukt pranc. abats šaltinis 2004 m. balandžio 29 d. Europos Parlamento ir …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

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