Suet meaning

so͝oĭt
The hard fatty tissues around the kidneys of cattle and sheep, used in cooking and for making tallow.
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The hard fat deposited around the kidneys and loins of cattle and sheep: used in cooking and as a source of tallow.
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The fatty tissue that surrounds and protects the kidneys; that of sheep and cattle is used in cooking and in making tallow.
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Origin of suet

  • Middle English from Anglo-Norman suet accusative of sue tallow variant of Old French sieu from Latin sēbum

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

  • From Middle English sewet, from Anglo-Norman suet, siuet, from Old French seu, from Latin sebum.

    From Wiktionary