Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The heart, liver, and other edible viscera of an animal, especially hog viscera.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. the internal organs of an animal, especially the heart and liver of a pig
  • n. a meatloaf made of that (and seasoning)

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The edible viscera, as the heart, liver, etc., of a beast, esp. of a hog.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Originally, a piece of flesh to be roasted, especially part of the entrails of the wild boar; now, the entrails of a beast, especially of a hog, as the heart, liver, etc., used for human food.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. heart and liver and other edible viscera especially of hogs; usually chopped and formed into a loaf and braised

Etymologies

Middle English hastelet, from Old French, diminutive of haste, roast meat, spit, perhaps from Latin hasta, spear, or of Germanic origin.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Old French hastilles ("entrails"). (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • New legislation would see the resurgence of independently-run local shops, run by surly harridans selling overpriced tins of out-of-date haslet.

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  • There was not a hog killed within three parishes of him whereof he had not some part of the haslet and puddings.

    Five books of the lives, heroic deeds and sayings of Gargantua and his son Pantagruel

  • So the butcher made two packages, one of the lean but tasty forequarters for Lukasz, anotherof haslet for the peasant Jan, and the lord of Bukowo, as petty a one as lived in all of Poland, rode home with his meat and a sense that he had been honored.

    Poland

  • In this prudent way every portion of the Castle Gorka hogs was utilized: the good cuts for the banquet, the tougher ones in Pani Danusia's pierogi, the haslet in

    Poland

  • 'And I want you to give the haslet, all of it, to this fellow they call Jan of the Beech Trees.

    Poland

  • = -- You can generally buy a pig's brain and haslet at the slaughter house for about ten cents; wash them thoroughly; slice the heart, liver, and lights, and fry them light brown in a cents 'worth of drippings.

    Twenty-Five Cent Dinners for Families of Six

  • Two things he was particularly fond of, and upon which he flourished whenever he could get them -- turnip greens and "hog's gullicks," the "Adam's apple" of a hog's haslet, or the "google," as it is commonly called.

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  • She also mentions haslet a pork meatloaf, and a pork, liver and kidney casserole called pigs fry "that some butchers sell as a mix".

    The Guardian World News

  • [Harslet or haslet, the entrails of an animal, especially of a hog, as the heart, liver, &c.] a piece of meat I love, but have not eat of I think these seven years, and after dinner abroad by coach set her at Mrs. Hunt's and I to White

    Diary of Samuel Pepys — Complete

  • [Harslet or haslet, the entrails of an animal, especially of a hog, as the heart, liver, &c.] a piece of meat I love, but have not eat of I think these seven years, and after dinner abroad by coach set her at Mrs. Hunt's and I to White Hall, and at the Privy Seale I enquired, and found the Bill come for the

    Diary of Samuel Pepys — Volume 27: March 1663-64

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