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

  • n. Layered fat that encloses the kidneys of a hog, used in making lard.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The layers of fat that support the kidneys of a pig

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. the fat which lies in leaves or layers within the body of an animal.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The fat which occurs in folds or leaves in the body-cavity of an animal such as the ox or hog.

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

  • n. fat lining the abdomen and kidneys in hogs which is used to make lard


From its layered appearance (Wiktionary)


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