Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun plural The internal organs, especially the intestines; viscera.
  • noun plural Internal parts.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • The internal parts of animal bodies; the viscera; the bowels; the guts: seldom used in the singular.
  • Hence The internal parts of anything.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun plural The internal parts of animal bodies; the bowels; the guts; viscera; intestines.
  • noun plural The internal parts.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun archaic Plural form of entrail.
  • noun uncountable The internal organs of an animal, especially the intestines.

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

  • noun internal organs collectively (especially those in the abdominal cavity)

Etymologies

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

[From Middle English entraille, from Old French, from Medieval Latin intrālia, alteration of Latin interānea, from neuter pl. of interāneus, internal, from inter, within; see en in Indo-European roots.]

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

Old French entrailles < Vulgar Latin intralia, from Latin interanea, from interaneus, from inter. Compare Spanish entraña.

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  • “Men will never be free until the last king is strangled with the entrails of the last priest.”

    — Denis Diderot

    October 30, 2007

  • Amen...

    November 1, 2007