(comparative more tallowy, superlative most tallowy)
- Resembling tallow.
tallow + -y
Variant of tallow
the nearly colorless and tasteless solid fat extracted from the natural fat of cattle, sheep, etc., used in making candles, soaps, lubricants, etc.
Origin of tallowMiddle English talgh, probably ; from Middle Low German talg, akin to Old English tælg, a color, telgan, to color, probably ; from Indo-European base an unverified form del-, to drip from source Middle Irish delt, dew
to cover or smear with tallow