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Offal definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

OF'FAL, n.
1. Waste meat; the parts of an animal butchered which are unfit for use or rejected.
2. Carrion; coarse meat.
3. Refuse; that which is thrown away as of no value, or fit only for beasts.
4. Any thing of no value; rubbish.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

n
1: viscera and trimmings of a butchered animal often considered inedible by humans

Merriam Webster's

noun Etymology: Middle English, from of off + fall Date: 14th century 1. the waste or by-product of a process: as a. trimmings of a hide b. the by-products of milling used especially for stock feeds c. the viscera and trimmings of a butchered animal removed in dressing ; variety meat 2. rubbish

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. 1 the less valuable edible parts of a carcass, esp. the entrails and internal organs. 2 refuse or waste stuff. 3 carrion; putrid flesh. Etymology: ME f. MDu. afval f. af OFF + vallen FALL

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Offal Of"fal, n. [Off + fall.] 1. The rejected or waste parts of a butchered animal. 2. A dead body; carrion. --Shak. 3. That which is thrown away as worthless or unfit for use; refuse; rubbish. The off als of other profession. --South.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

Offal is the internal organs of animals, for example their hearts and livers, when they are cooked and eaten.

Soule's Dictionary of English Synonyms

n. 1. Garbage. 2. Waste, refuse, rubbish. 3. Carrion.

Moby Thesaurus

bilge, bilgewater, bones, carrion, chaff, culm, deadwood, debris, dishwater, ditchwater, draff, dregs, dust, filings, garbage, gash, hogwash, husks, junk, leavings, lees, litter, offscourings, orts, parings, potsherds, rags, raspings, refuse, riffraff, rubbish, scourings, scrap iron, scraps, scum, scurf, sewage, sewerage, shards, shavings, slack, slag, slop, slops, slough, stubble, sweepings, swill, tares, trash, wastage, waste, waste matter, wastepaper, weeds



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