Primal Definition

First in time; original; primitive.
Webster's New World
First in importance; primary.
Webster's New World
Fundamental; basic.
The primal urge to procreate.
Webster's New World

(meat trade) Being one of the pieces of meat initially separated from the carcass during butchering, prior to division into smaller cuts.


Origin of Primal

  • Medieval Latin prīmālis from Latin prīmus first per1 in Indo-European roots

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

  • From Medieval Latin primalis, from primus, first.

    From Wiktionary

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