Chiefly South Afr. sun-dried strips of meat
Origin of biltongAfrikaans ; from Dutch bil, rump (from which it is cut) + tong, tongue (from the shape)
Narrow strips of sun-dried meat.
Origin of biltongAfrikaans : bil, buttock (from Middle Dutch bille; see bhel-2 in Indo-European roots) + tong, tongue (from Middle Dutch tonghe; see d&nlowring;gh&umacron;- in Indo-European roots).
- (South Africa) A South African food categorized by strips of lean meat cured by salting and drying. Similar to American beef jerky.