obtained from suet and used in making soap, candles and lubricants
a hard animal fat obtained from suet etc.; used to make candles, soap and lubricants
To grease or smear with tallow.
To cause to have a large quantity of tallow; to fatten.
to tallow sheep
Origin: talgh, talow, from taluh, talugh, from talgō (compare Dutch talk, German Talg), from del- (compare Middle Irish delt, Old Armenian տեղ).
the suet or fat of animals of the sheep and ox kinds, separated from membranous and fibrous matter by melting
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
to grease or smear with tallow
to cause to have a large quantity of tallow; to fatten; as, tallow sheep
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. In industry, tallow is not strictly defined as beef or mutton fat. In this context, tallow is animal fat that conforms to certain technical criteria, including its melting point. It is common for commercial tallow to contain fat derived from other animals, such as lard from pigs, or even from plant sources.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
tal′ō, n. the fat of animals melted: any coarse, hard fat.—v.t. to grease with tallow.—ns. Tall′ow-can′dle, a candle made of tallow; Tall′ow-catch, -keech, (Shak.), a keech or lump of tallow: a low mean fellow; Tall′ow-chand′ler, a dealer in tallow, candles, &c.; Tall′ow-chand′lery, the trade or place of business of a tallow-chandler; Tall′ower, a tallow-chandler; Tall′ow-face, a yellow pasty-faced person.—adj. Tall′ow-faced.—n. Tall′ow-tree, the name given to trees of different kinds which produce a thick oil or vegetable tallow, or a somewhat resinous substance, capable of making candles.—adj. Tall′owy, like tallow, greasy. [Old Dut. talgh, talch; Low Ger. talq, Ice. tólgr, tólg.]
The numerical value of tallow in Chaldean Numerology is: 6
The numerical value of tallow in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Be courteous, be obliging, but don't give yourself over to be melted down for the benefit of the tallow trade.
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- sèuCatalan, Valencian
- Rindertalg, Hammeltalg, Schöpsentalg, TalgGerman
- ճարպ, ճրագուArmenian
- ヘット, 獣脂Japanese
- talgNorwegian Nynorsk
- ло̑ј, lȏjSerbo-Croatian
- pin, bubalepin, jipalepin, lepin, jipapin, piun, bubapin, pim, kunapimVolapük
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