noun Date: 15th century the tail of a beef animal; especially the skinned tail used for food (as in soup)

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  • oxtail — ● oxtail nom masculin (anglais oxtail, de ox, bœuf, et tail, queue) Potage clair fait de petits morceaux de queue de bœuf et de légumes, mouillés d un fond gélatineux. (Spécialité britannique.) …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • oxtail — ► NOUN ▪ the tail of an ox (used in making soup) …   English terms dictionary

  • oxtail — [äks′tāl΄] n. the tail of an ox, steer, or cow, esp. when skinned and used in soup, stew, etc …   English World dictionary

  • Oxtail — Raw oxtail Oxtail (occasionally spelled ox tail or ox tail) is the culinary name for the tail of cattle. Formerly, it referred only to the tail of an ox or steer, a castrated male. An oxtail typically weighs 2 to 4 lbs. (1 1.8 kg) and is skinned… …   Wikipedia

  • oxtail — [[t]ɒ̱ksteɪl[/t]] oxtails N VAR Oxtail is meat from the tail of a cow. It is used for making soups and stews. ...oxtail soup …   English dictionary

  • oxtail — UK [ˈɒksˌteɪl] / US [ˈɑksˌteɪl] noun [countable] Word forms oxtail : singular oxtail plural oxtails the tail of an ox eaten as food, often in soup …   English dictionary

  • oxtail — noun a cut of meat taken from the tail of a cow or calf; it requires long slow braising, and is used to prepare the classic oxtail soup …   Wiktionary

  • oxtail — noun (U) the meat from the tails of cattle, used especially in soup: oxtail soup …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • oxtail — /oks tayl /, n. the skinned tail of an ox or steer, used as an ingredient in soup, stew, etc. [1675 85; OX + TAIL1] * * * …   Universalium

  • oxtail — ox|tail [ˈɔksteıl US ˈa:ks ] n [U] the meat from the tails of cattle, used especially in soup …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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