Biltong meaning

bĭltŏng, -tông
Narrow strips of sun-dried meat.
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Sun-dried strips of meat.
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(South Africa) A South African food categorized by strips of lean meat cured by salting and drying. Similar to American beef jerky.
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Origin of biltong

  • Afrikaans bil buttock (from Middle Dutch bille bhel-2 in Indo-European roots) tong tongue (from Middle Dutch tonghe dn̥ghū- in Indo-European roots)

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Afrikaans, from bil (“buttock, hindquarter”), from Middle Dutch bille, + tong (“tongue”), from Middle Dutch tonghe.

    From Wiktionary