Sweet breads

sweetbread

[sweet-bred]
noun
1.
Also called stomach sweetbread. the pancreas of an animal, especially a calf or a lamb, used for food.
2.
Also called neck sweetbread, throat sweetbread. the thymus gland of such an animal, used for food.

Origin:
1555–65; sweet + bread

Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source Link To sweet breads
Collins
World English Dictionary
sweetbread (ˈswiːtˌbrɛd)
 
n
the pancreas (stomach sweetbread) or the thymus gland (neck or throat sweetbread) of an animal, used for food
 
[C16: sweet + bread, perhaps from Old English brǣd meat; related to Old Saxon brādo ham, Old High German brāt, Old Norse brāth]

Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 10th Edition
2009 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009
Cite This Source
Copyright © 2014 Dictionary.com, LLC. All rights reserved.
  • Please Login or Sign Up to use the Recent Searches feature