headcheese
noun Date: 1841 a jellied loaf or sausage made from edible parts of the head, feet, and sometimes the tongue and heart especially of a pig

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  • headcheese — ☆ headcheese [hed′chēz΄ ] n. a loaf of jellied, seasoned meat, made from parts of the heads and feet of hogs …   English World dictionary

  • Headcheese — A French Canadian. French Canada is popular for making cheese from the brains of goats. Hence, headcheese. {This looks like it might be an insult, but your editor doesn t recognize it as such.) That Headcheese is looking mighty fine …   Dictionary of american slang

  • Headcheese — A French Canadian. French Canada is popular for making cheese from the brains of goats. Hence, headcheese. {This looks like it might be an insult, but your editor doesn t recognize it as such.) That Headcheese is looking mighty fine …   Dictionary of american slang

  • headcheese — /hed cheez /, n. a seasoned loaf made of the head meat, sometimes including the tongue or brains, of a calf or pig and molded in the natural aspic of the head. [1835 45, Amer.; HEAD + CHEESE1] * * * …   Universalium

  • headcheese — head|cheese [ hed,tʃiz ] noun uncount AMERICAN meat from the head of a pig or CALF (=young cow), that is boiled, pressed, and eaten cold …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • headcheese — n. loaf made from the meat of a pig or calf s head …   English contemporary dictionary

  • headcheese — noun North American term for brawn (in sense 2) …   English new terms dictionary

  • headcheese — noun (U) AmE meat from the head of a pig boiled and pressed, brawn (2) BrE …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • headcheese — head•cheese [[t]ˈhɛdˌtʃiz[/t]] n. coo luncheon meat made of the edible parts of the head of a pig or calf and molded in its own aspic • Etymology: 1835–45 …   From formal English to slang

  • headcheese — noun sausage or jellied loaf made of chopped parts of the head meat and sometimes feet and tongue of a calf or pig • Hypernyms: ↑sausage, ↑loaf …   Useful english dictionary

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