throat sweetbread
Sweetbread Sweet"bread` (sw[=e]t"br[e^]d`), n. 1. Either the thymus gland or the pancreas, the former being called {neck sweetbread} or {throat sweetbread}, the latter {belly sweetbread}. The sweetbreads of ruminants, esp. of the calf, are highly esteemed as food. See {Pancreas}, and {Thymus}. [1913 Webster]

2. (Anat.) The pancreas. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • throat sweetbread — noun edible thymus gland of an animal • Syn: ↑neck sweetbread • Hypernyms: ↑variety meat, ↑organs * * * noun : thymus * * * sweetbread (def. 2). * * * …   Useful english dictionary

  • throat sweetbread — sweetbread (def. 2). * * * …   Universalium

  • Sweetbread — Sweet bread (sw[=e]t br[e^]d ), n. 1. Either the thymus gland or the pancreas, the former being called {neck sweetbread} or {throat sweetbread}, the latter {belly sweetbread}. The sweetbreads of ruminants, esp. of the calf, are highly esteemed as …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • sweetbread — [swēt′bred΄] n. [Early ModE < SWEET + BREAD, in OE sense “morsel”] the thymus (heart sweetbread or throat sweetbread) or sometimes the pancreas (stomach sweetbread) of a calf, lamb, etc., when used as food usually used in pl …   English World dictionary

  • sweetbread — noun The pancreas or thymus gland of an animal, especially a lamb or calf, as food. Syn: belly sweetbread, heart sweetbread, stomach sweetbread, gullet sweetbread, neck sweetbread, throat sweetbread …   Wiktionary

  • sweetbread — /sweet bred /, n. 1. Also called stomach sweetbread. the pancreas of an animal, esp. a calf or a lamb, used for food. 2. Also called neck sweetbread, throat sweetbread. the thymus gland of such an animal, used for food. [1555 65; SWEET + BREAD] * …   Universalium

  • sweetbread — /ˈswitbrɛd / (say sweetbred) noun 1. the pancreas (stomach sweetbread) of an animal, especially a calf or a lamb, used for food. 2. the thymus gland (neck sweetbread or throat sweetbread), used for food …   Australian English dictionary

  • Sweetbread — Not to be confused with Sweetmeat. Sweetbreads on mushroom risotto. Sweetbreads or ris are culinary names for the thymus (throat, gullet, or neck sweetbread) or the pancreas (heart, stomach, or belly sweetbread) especially of the calf (ris de… …   Wikipedia

  • belly sweetbread — Sweetbread Sweet bread (sw[=e]t br[e^]d ), n. 1. Either the thymus gland or the pancreas, the former being called {neck sweetbread} or {throat sweetbread}, the latter {belly sweetbread}. The sweetbreads of ruminants, esp. of the calf, are highly… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • neck sweetbread — Sweetbread Sweet bread (sw[=e]t br[e^]d ), n. 1. Either the thymus gland or the pancreas, the former being called {neck sweetbread} or {throat sweetbread}, the latter {belly sweetbread}. The sweetbreads of ruminants, esp. of the calf, are highly… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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