Horseflesh
Horseflesh Horse"flesh`, n. 1. The flesh of horses.

Syn: horsemeat. [1913 Webster]

The Chinese eat horseflesh at this day. --Bacon. [1913 Webster]

2. Horses, generally; the qualities of a horse; as, he is a judge of horseflesh. [Colloq.] [1913 Webster]

{Horseflesh ore} (Min.), a miner's name for bornite, in allusion to its peculiar reddish color on fresh facture. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • horseflesh — ► NOUN ▪ horses considered collectively …   English terms dictionary

  • horseflesh — [hôrs′flesh΄] n. 1. the flesh of the horse, esp. when used as food 2. horses collectively …   English World dictionary

  • horseflesh — /ˈhɔsflɛʃ/ (say hawsflesh) noun 1. the flesh of a horse. 2. horses collectively, especially for riding, racing, etc.: *He was undoubtedly a splendid rider and a good judge of horseflesh –mary durack, 1959 …   Australian English dictionary

  • horseflesh — noun Date: 15th century horses considered especially with reference to riding, driving, or racing …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • horseflesh — /hawrs flesh /, n. 1. the flesh of a horse. 2. horses collectively, esp. for riding, racing, etc. [1490 1500; HORSE + FLESH] * * * …   Universalium

  • horseflesh — noun horse meat …   Wiktionary

  • horseflesh — horse|flesh [ hɔrs,fleʃ ] noun uncount 1. ) HORSEMEAT 2. ) horses when they are described as something that people buy, sell, or train for racing …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • horseflesh — n. horse meat, flesh of a horse …   English contemporary dictionary

  • horseflesh — noun horses considered collectively …   English new terms dictionary

  • horseflesh — UK [ˈhɔː(r)sˌfleʃ] / US [ˈhɔrsˌfleʃ] noun [uncountable] 1) horses when they are described as something that people buy, sell, or train for racing 2) horse meat …   English dictionary

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