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Definition of Tallow

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hard fat obtained from animal products (used to make candles, soap, etc.); fatty substance obtained from plants
Tallow Definition from Language, Idioms & Slang Dictionaries & Glossaries
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
(v. t.)
To grease or smear with tallow.
  
(v. t.)
To cause to have a large quantity of tallow; to fatten; as, tallow sheep.
  
(n.)
The suet or fat of animals of the sheep and ox kinds, separated from membranous and fibrous matter by melting.
  
(n.)
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.
  
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tallow
\tal"low\ (?), n. [oe. taluh, talugh; akin to od. talgh, d. talk, g., dan. and sw. talg, icel. tōlgr, tōlg, tōlk; and perhaps to goth. tulgus firm.]
1. the suet or fat of animals of the sheep and ox kinds, separated from membranous and fibrous matter by melting.
note: 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. [obs.]
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 (bot.), 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.
tallow
\tal"low\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. tallowed (?); p. pr. & vb. n. tallowing.] 1. to grease or smear with tallow.
2. to cause to have a large quantity of tallow; to fatten; as, tallow sheep.
tallow
n : obtained from suet and used in making soap, candles and lubricants


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 tallow chandlery 
 tallow oil 
 tallow candle 
 tallow tree 
 tallow-face 
 tallow chandler 
 tallow-faced 
 bayberry tallow 
 vegetable tallow 
 mineral tallow 
 tallow catch 
JM Welsh <=> English Dictionary
Gwer = n. tallow, or suet
Gweren = n. a cake of tallow
Gweru = v. to generate tallow
Shakespeare Words
CATCH: a lump of tallow
WordNet 2.0

Noun
1. obtained from suet and used in making soap, candles and lubricants
(hypernym) animal oil
(hyponym) beef tallow
Tallow Definition from Social Science Dictionaries & Glossaries
Dream Dictionary
To dream of tallow, forebodes that your possessions of love and wealth will quickly vanish.
  
Ten Thousand Dreams Interpreted, or "What's in a dream": a scientific and practical exposition; By Gustavus Hindman, 1910. For the open domain e-text see: Guttenberg Project
Tallow Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
English Wikipedia - The Free Encyclopedia
Tallow is a rendered form of beef or mutton fat, processed from suet. It is solid at room temperature. Unlike suet, tallow can be stored for extended periods without the need for refrigeration to prevent decomposition, provided it is kept in an airtight container to prevent oxidation.

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