Definition of Horseflesh

1. Noun. The flesh of horses as food.

Exact synonyms: Horsemeat
Group relationships: Equus Caballus, Horse
Generic synonyms: Meat



Definition of Horseflesh

1. n. The flesh of horses.

Definition of Horseflesh

1. Noun. The flesh of a horse; horse meat. ¹

2. Noun. Horses collectively, with reference to driving, riding, or racing. ¹

3. Noun. A species of Bahama mahogany. ¹

4. Adjective. Of the colour of horseflesh; of a peculiar reddish-brown blee. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Horseflesh

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Medical Definition of Horseflesh

1. 1. The flesh of horses. "The Chinese eat horseflesh at this day." (Bacon) 2. Horses, generally; the qualities of a horse; as, he is a judge of horseflesh. Horseflesh ore, a miner's name for bornite, in allusion to its peculiar reddish colour on fresh facture. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Horseflesh

horsecars
horsecloth
horsecloths
horsecock
horsecocks
horsecollar
horsecollars
horsed
horsedrawn
horsefeathers
horsefeet
horsefish
horsefishes
horseflesh (current term)
horsefleshes
horseflies
horsefly
horsefly weed
horsefoot
horsehair
horsehair lichen
horsehair wig
horsehairs
horsehead
horseheads
horseheal
horseherd
horseherds

Literary usage of Horseflesh

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1. Foods: Their Composition and Analysis by Alexander Wynter Blyth, Meredith Wynter Blyth (1903)
"No person shall sell, offer, expose, or keep for sale any horseflesh for human food, Signs on horse- elsewhere than in a shop, stall, or place over or upon ..."

2. A Treatise on Food and Dietetics by Frederick William Pavy (1874)
"Mr. Bicknell, in his paper on " The Horse as Food for Man"30 (vol. 16, p. 349), mentions fifteen European states besides France where horseflesh is eaten. ..."

3. A treatise on food and dietetics, physiologically and therapeutically considered by Frederick William Pavy (1874)
"A Berlin newspaper states that there are at the present time (1863) "seven markets for horseflesh in that city, in which, during the first ten months of ..."

4. Commercial Organic Analysis: A Treatise on the Properties, Proximate by Alfred Henry Allen (1898)
"Hence a means of recognising horseflesh, and detecting it when mixed with the flesh of ... The physical characters of horseflesh have been employed for its ..."

5. The Half-yearly Abstract of the Medical Sciences: Being a Digest of British edited by William Harcourt Ranking, Charles Bland Radcliffe, William Dommett Stone (1855)
"[The use of horseflesh as an article of food by the Tartars is a well-known fact.] M. Ilu/.ml, a veterinary surgeon, relates that in 1789, the Parisians ate ..."

6. An Englishman in Paris: (notes and Recollections). by Albert Dresden Vandam (1892)
"... various attempts to introduce horseflesh—The journals deliver their opinions—The supply of horseflesh as it stood in '70—The Academie des ..."

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