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
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)