American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Any of various waxy fats obtained from certain plants, such as the bayberry, and used in making soap and candles.
- n. See Chinese tallow tree.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. a substance resembling tallow, obtained from various plants; as, Chinese vegetable tallow, obtained from the seeds of the tallow tree. Indian vegetable tallow is a name sometimes given to piney tallow.
- n. a waxy fat obtained from certain plants (e.g. bayberry) and used as tallow
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