from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. South African Narrow strips of meat dried in the sun.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A South African food categorized by strips of lean meat cured by salting and drying. Similar to American beef jerky.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Lean meat cut into strips and sun-dried.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A South African name for lean meat cut into thin strips and dried in the sun.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. meat that is salted and cut into strips and dried in the sun
This, unless they bought a sheep, would be in the form of biltong, that is, strips of meat dried by being hung up in the sun and wind, and similar to the jerked meat of the prairies and pampas of America.
This creates a South African delicacy called biltong - which has been used since the 1600s by farmers, as a way of preserving and storing meat.
Shaddy shouldered his gun, and went off after the man who was loaded with strips of flesh to make what is called biltong, and the two left worked on very diligently, with the boys wandering here and there in search of objects of interest and finding plenty -- brilliant metallic-cased beetles, strange flowers which they wanted named, birds which it was a delight to watch as they busied themselves about the fruit and flowers of the trees at the forest edge.
These foods include meat, eggs and processed products such as biltong and cheese.
One of the menaces, a favourite one according to Mr. Rider Haggard, was that those who did not attend should be made "biltong" of when the country was given back.
With a cup of coffee and a piece of "biltong" inside him a Boer could fight or trek all day.
The principal feature of this package was a piece of what the Boers call "biltong," which is dried venison.
We each ate a small portion of the "biltong," and drank a sip of water.
Besides the "biltong," or dried game-flesh, there were two gourds of water, each of which held not more than a quart.
The recalcitrants were threatened with all sorts of pains and penalties if they did not attend, a favourite menace being that they should be made "biltong" of when the country was given back (i.e., be cut into strips and hung in the sun to dry).