Definition of Tallow

1. Noun. Obtained from suet and used in making soap, candles and lubricants.

Generic synonyms: Animal Oil
Specialized synonyms: Beef Tallow, Dubbin, Mutton Tallow



Definition of Tallow

1. n. The suet or fat of animals of the sheep and ox kinds, separated from membranous and fibrous matter by melting.

2. v. t. To grease or smear with tallow.

Definition of Tallow

1. Noun. a hard animal fat obtained from suet etc.; used to make candles, soap and lubricants ¹

2. Verb. To grease or smear with tallow. ¹

3. Verb. To cause to have a large quantity of tallow; to fatten. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Tallow

1. to smear with tallow (a mixture of animal fats) [v -ED, -ING, -S]

Medical Definition of Tallow

1. 1. The suet or fat of animals of the sheep and ox kinds, separated from membranous and fibrous matter by melting. The solid consistency of tallow is due to the large amount of stearin it contains. See Fat. 2. The fat of some other animals, or the fat obtained from certain plants, or from other sources, resembling the fat of animals of the sheep and ox kinds. Tallow candle, a candle made of tallow. Tallow catch, a keech. See Keech. Tallow chandler, one whose occupation is to make, or to sell, tallow candles. Tallow chandlery, the trade of a tallow chandler; also, the place where his business is carried on. Tallow tree, a tree (Stillingia sebifera) growing in China, the seeds of which are covered with a substance which resembles tallow and is applied to the same purposes. Origin: OE. Taluh, talugh; akin to OD. Talgh, D. Talk, G, Dan. And Sw. Talg, Icel. Tolgr, tolg, tolk; and perhaps to Goth. Tulgus firm. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Tallow

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tallithim
talliths
tallitim
tallitot
tallitoth
tallits
tallness
tallnesses
tallol
tallols
tallophyte
tallophytes
tallot
tallots
tallow (current term)
tallow oil
tallow soap
tallowed
tallower
tallowers
tallowiness
tallowing
tallowish
tallows
tallowwood
tallowwoods
tallowy
talls
tallus

Literary usage of Tallow

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1. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1920)
"The cellular tissues of the natural fat remain behind, sensibly unaffected; but they are afterward treated by great pressure, to express whatever tallow ..."

2. A Dictionary, Practical, Theoretical, and Historical, of Commerce and by John Ramsey McCulloch (1852)
"Beside« our extensive supplies of native tallow, we annually import a very large ... tallow il divided into different sorts; namely, white and yellow candle ..."

3. Chemical Technology and Analysis of Oils, Fats, and Waxes by Julius Lewkowitsch (1904)
"The fatty acids obtained from tallow thus adulterated turn yellow after a few days, and exhibit the peculiar smell characteristic of wool fat and its ..."

4. The Century Dictionary: An Encyclopedic Lexicon of the English Language by William Dwight Whitney (1891)
"Having a face resembling tallow in color; pale or pasty in complexion ... Having the properties or nature of tallow; resembling tallow, Bailey, ..."

5. Food Inspection and Analysis: For the Use of Public Analysts, Health by Albert Ernest Leach (1904)
"The expressed fat is yellowish white, of a tallow- like consistency, ... It is subject to adulteration with paraffin, tallow, and cottonseed stearin. ..."

6. Food Inspection and Analysis: For the Use of Public Analysts, Health by Albert Ernest Leach, Andrew Lincoln Winton (1913)
"The expressed fat is yellowish white, of a tallow- like consistency, ... It is subject to adulteration with paraffin, tallow, and cottonseed stearin. ..."

7. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1920)
"In the manufacture of tallow the animal fats are cut into pieces and boiled with water, the fatty matter then melting and rising to the surface, ..."

8. Animal and Vegetable Fixed Oils, Fats, Butters, and Waxes: Their Preparation by Charles Romley Alder Wright (1894)
"tallow.—The terms " tallow " and " suet," especially the former, are often used indiscriminately to denote both the solid adipose tissues of various ..."

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