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

  • adj. Of, relating to, or similar to stearin or fat.
  • adj. Of or relating to stearic acid.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Of or relating to stearin, tallow etc
  • adj. Of or relating to stearic acid or its derivatives

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Pertaining to, or obtained from, stearin or tallow; resembling tallow.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Of or pertaining to suet or fat; obtained from stearin.

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

  • adj. of or relating to or composed of fat

Etymologies

French stéarique, from Greek stear, tallow.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Ancient Greek στέαρ ("tallow"). (Wiktionary)

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