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oxtail

[oks-teyl] /ˈɒksˌteɪl/
noun
1.
the skinned tail of an ox or steer, used as an ingredient in soup, stew, etc.
Origin
1675-1685
1675-85; ox + tail1
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Examples for oxtail
  • Try one of the seafood selections or the house specialty, stewed oxtail.
  • Think if you were going to do oxtail or something that had a huge amount of cartilage and the meat is tough.
British Dictionary definitions for oxtail

oxtail

/ˈɒksˌteɪl/
noun
1.
the skinned tail of an ox, used esp in soups and stews
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