from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Fat; animal oil; the contents of the cells of the adipose tissue; specifically, lard. In pharmacy, tallow; suet; prepared fat.
  • noun simple cerate; hog's lard with the addition of white wax to give it greater consistency.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun Animal fat; lard.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun physiology soft or liquid animal fat


Sorry, no etymologies found.


Help support Wordnik (and make this page ad-free) by adopting the word adeps.



Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.