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suet

[soo-it] /ˈsu ɪt/
noun
1.
the hard fatty tissue about the loins and kidneys of beef, sheep, etc., used in cooking or processed to yield tallow.
Origin of suet
1350-1400
1350-1400; Middle English sewet < Anglo-French *suet, equivalent to su-, sew (< Latin sēbum tallow) + -et -et
Related forms
suety, adjective
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  • To the stodgy, suety world of course it's little else than sheer moonshine, midsummer madness.

    The Return Walter de la Mare
  • It spoke in a thick, suety sort of voice, and Alice hadn't a word to say in reply: she could only sit and look at it and gasp.

    Through the Looking-Glass Charles Dodgson, AKA Lewis Carroll
British Dictionary definitions for suety

suet

/ˈsuːɪt; ˈsjuːɪt/
noun
1.
a hard waxy fat around the kidneys and loins in sheep, cattle, etc, used in cooking and making tallow
Derived Forms
suety, adjective
Word Origin
C14: from Old French seu, from Latin sēbum
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Word Origin and History for suety

suet

n.

late 14c., "solid fat formed in the torsos of cattle and sheep," probably from an Anglo-French diminutive of sius, the nominative use of sue, seu "tallow, grease," from Old French sieu "tallow," from Latin sebum "tallow, grease" (see sebum).

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