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  • n. A type of oily acid made from mutton suet, having an odor similar to that of a goat, used in the early days of the production of soap, and in soup-making.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. See hircin.

Etymologies

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Named by Michel Eugène Chevreul, a French chemist. First use in 1823

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