head cheese

headcheese

[hed-cheez]
noun
a seasoned loaf made of the head meat, sometimes including the tongue or brains, of a calf or pig and molded in the natural aspic of the head.

Origin:
1835–45, Americanism; head + cheese1

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headcheese (ˈhɛdˌtʃiːz)
 
n
(US), (Canadian) Also called (in Britain and certain other countries): brawn a seasoned jellied loaf made from the head and sometimes the feet of a pig or calf

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