Greaves Greaves (gr[=e]vz), n. pl. [Cf. dial. Sw. grevar greaves, LG. greven, G. griebe, also AS. greofa pot. Cf. {Gravy.}] The sediment of melted tallow. It is made into cakes for dogs' food. In Scotland it is called {cracklings}. [Written also {graves}.] [1913 Webster]

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  • greaves — /greevz/, n. (used with a sing. or pl. v.) crackling (def. 3). [1605 15; < LG greven; c. OHG griubo, G Grieben] * * * …   Universalium

  • greaves — noun The unmeltable residue left after animal fat has been rendered …   Wiktionary

  • Greaves —    Only in 1 Sam. 17:6, a piece of defensive armour (q.v.) reaching from the foot to the knee; from French greve, the shin. They were the Roman cothurni …   Easton's Bible Dictionary

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