Tallow
Tallow Tal"low, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Tallowed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Tallowing}.] 1. To grease or smear with tallow. [1913 Webster]

2. To cause to have a large quantity of tallow; to fatten; as, tallow sheep. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

Synonyms:
(freed from adhering membranes)


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  • Tallow — Tal low, n. [OE. taluh, talugh; akin to OD. talgh, D. talk, G., Dan. and Sw. talg, Icel. t[=o]lgr, t[=o]lg, t[=o]lk; and perhaps to Goth. tulgus firm.] 1. The suet or fat of animals of the sheep and ox kinds, separated from membranous and fibrous …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • tallow — [tal′ō] n. [ME talgh, prob. < MLowG talg, akin to OE tælg, a color, telgan, to color, prob. < IE base * del , to drip > MIr delt, dew] the nearly colorless and tasteless solid fat extracted from the natural fat of cattle, sheep, etc.,… …   English World dictionary

  • tallow — (n.) mid 14c., talwgh, from a form cognate with M.L.G. talg tallow, M.Du. talch, from P.Gmc. *talga , meaning perhaps originally firm, compact material (Cf. Goth. tulgus firm, solid ) …   Etymology dictionary

  • tallow — ► NOUN ▪ a hard fatty substance made from rendered animal fat, used in making candles and soap. DERIVATIVES tallowy adjective. ORIGIN perhaps from Low German …   English terms dictionary

  • Tallow — For other uses, see Tallow (disambiguation). Tallow made by rendering calf suet Tallow is a rendered form of beef or mutton fat, processed from suet. It is solid at room temperature. Unlike suet, tallow can be stored for extended periods without… …   Wikipedia

  • tallow — /tal oh/, n. 1. the fatty tissue or suet of animals. 2. the harder fat of sheep, cattle, etc., separated by melting from the fibrous and membranous matter naturally mixed with it, and used to make candles, soap, etc. 3. any of various similar… …   Universalium

  • tallow — n. & v. n. the harder kinds of (esp. animal) fat melted down for use in making candles, soap, etc. v.tr. grease with tallow. Phrases and idioms: tallow tree any of various trees, esp. Sapium sebiferum of China, yielding vegetable tallow.… …   Useful english dictionary

  • tallow — /ˈtæloʊ / (say taloh) noun 1. the fatty tissue or suet of animals. 2. the harder fat of sheep, cattle, etc., separated by melting from the fibrous and membranous matter naturally mixed with it, and used to make candles, soap, etc. 3. any of… …   Australian English dictionary

  • tallow — I. noun Etymology: Middle English talgh, talow; akin to Middle Dutch talch tallow Date: 14th century the white nearly tasteless solid rendered fat of cattle and sheep used chiefly in soap, candles, and lubricants • tallowy adjective II.… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • tallow — tal•low [[t]ˈtæl oʊ[/t]] n. v. lowed, low•ing 1) the hard, rendered fat of sheep and cattle, used to make candles and soap 2) any similar fatty substances, esp. vegetable tallow 3) to smear with tallow • Etymology: 1300–50; ME talow, talgh, c.… …   From formal English to slang

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