Tallow candle
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 matter by melting. [1913 Webster]

Note: The solid consistency of tallow is due to the large amount of stearin it contains. See {Fat}. [1913 Webster]

2. The fat of some other animals, or the fat obtained from certain plants, or from other sources, resembling the fat of animals of the sheep and ox kinds. [1913 Webster]

{Tallow candle}, a candle made of tallow.

{Tallow catch}, a keech. See {Keech}. [Obs.]

{Tallow chandler}, one whose occupation is to make, or to sell, tallow candles.

{Tallow chandlery}, the trade of a tallow chandler; also, the place where his business is carried on.

{Tallow tree} (Bot.), a tree ({Stillingia sebifera}) growing in China, the seeds of which are covered with a substance which resembles tallow and is applied to the same purposes. [1913 Webster]


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