tallowy

tallowy

[tal-oh-ee]
adjective
resembling tallow in consistency, color, etc.; fatty: a tallowy mass of moistened powder; tallowy skin.
Also, tallowlike.


Origin:
1400–50; late Middle English talwy. See tallow, -y1

tallowiness, noun
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tallow (ˈtæləʊ)
 
n
1.  a fatty substance consisting of a mixture of glycerides, including stearic, palmitic, and oleic acids and extracted chiefly from the suet of sheep and cattle: used for making soap, candles, food, etc
 
vb
2.  (tr) to cover or smear with tallow
 
[Old English tælg, a dye; related to Middle Low German talch tallow, Dutch talk, Icelandic tólg]
 
'tallowy
 
adj

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