Tallow definition

tălō
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Hard fat obtained from parts of the bodies of cattle, sheep, or horses, and used in foodstuffs or to make candles, leather dressing, soap, and lubricants.
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Any of various similar fats, such as those obtained from plants.
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To smear or cover with tallow.
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To fatten (animals) in order to obtain tallow.
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The nearly colorless and tasteless solid fat extracted from the natural fat of cattle, sheep, etc., used in making candles, soaps, lubricants, etc.
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To cover or smear with tallow.
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A hard animal fat obtained from suet etc.; used to make candles, soap and lubricants.
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To grease or smear with tallow.
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To cause to have a large quantity of tallow; to fatten.

To tallow sheep.

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Origin of tallow

  • Middle English talow

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

  • Middle English talgh, talow, from Old English taluh, talugh, from Proto-Germanic *talgō, *talgÄ… (compare Dutch talk, German Talg), from Proto-Indo-European *del- (“flow") (compare Middle Irish delt (“dew"), Old Armenian Õ¿Õ¥Õ² (teÅ‚, “heavy rain")).

    From Wiktionary