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;ghū- 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.