noun (plural -leys) Etymology: Carib tumali sauce of lobster livers Date: circa 1666 the liver of the lobster

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  • Tomalley — and roe of gejang ready to eat Tomalley (from the Carib word tumale, meaning a sauce of lobster liver)[1] or lobster paste is the soft, green substance found in the body cavity …   Wikipedia

  • tomalley — [täm′al΄ē] n. [Carib taumali] the liver of the lobster, which turns green when boiled and is considered a delicacy …   English World dictionary

  • tomalley — /tom al ee/, n., pl. tomalleys. Cookery. the liver of a lobster. [1660 70; earlier taumali < Carib] * * * …   Universalium

  • tomalley — noun The hepatopancreas of a crustacean. Syn: mustard …   Wiktionary

  • tomalley — to·mal·ley …   English syllables

  • tomalley — tom•al•ley [[t]ˈtɒmˌæl i[/t]] n. pl. leys coo the liver of a lobster • Etymology: 1660–70; earlier taumali < Carib …   From formal English to slang

  • tomalley — A type of lobster liver that turns green when heated …   Grandiloquent dictionary

  • tomalley —   n. fat or liver of lobster, eaten as a delicacy …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • tomalley — noun edible greenish substance in boiled lobster • Hypernyms: ↑liver • Part Holonyms: ↑lobster …   Useful english dictionary

  • Homard — Homarus …   Wikipédia en Français

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