Entrails meaning

ĕn'trālz', -trəlz
The inner parts of a thing.
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The internal organs, especially the intestines; viscera.
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Internal parts.

The entrails of a car engine.

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The inner organs of humans or animals; specif., the intestines; viscera; guts.
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The internal organs, especially the intestines; viscera.
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(archaic) Plural form of entrail.
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(plural only, uncountable) The internal organs of an animal, especially the intestines.
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Entrails are defined as the inner parts of something, or the inner organs and intestines of a person or animal.

When a wolf kills an animal and tears him open and begins to eat his inner organs and intestines, the wolf is eating an example of entrails.

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Origin of entrails

  • From Middle English entraille from Old French from Medieval Latin intrālia alteration of Latin interānea from neuter pl. of interāneus internal from inter within en in Indo-European roots
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • Old French entrailles < Vulgar Latin intralia, from Latin interanea, from interaneus, from inter. Compare Spanish entraña.
    From Wiktionary