from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The hard fatty tissues around the kidneys of cattle and sheep, used in cooking and for making tallow.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The fatty tissue that surrounds and protects the kidneys; that of sheep and cattle is used in cooking and in making tallow.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The fat and fatty tissues of an animal, especially the harder fat about the kidneys and loins in beef and mutton, which, when melted and freed from the membranes, forms tallow.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The fatty tissue about the loins and kidneys of certain animals, as the ox, the sheep, the goat, and the hart, harder and less fusible than that from other parts of the same animals.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. hard fat around the kidneys and loins in beef and sheep
Middle English, from Anglo-Norman *suet, accusative of sue, tallow, variant of Old French sieu, from Latin sēbum.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Middle English sewet, from Anglo-Norman suet, siuet, from Old French seu, from Latin sebum. (Wiktionary)