from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Food for horses; provender.

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

  • noun The flesh of horses used as food.

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

  • noun the meat from a horse

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

  • noun the flesh of horses as food


from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

horse +‎ meat



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  • "I remember seeing a sign in a Belgian butcher's which was next door to a betting shop that said 'Get your revenge here'."

    - comment by Sandy Macdonald on Why are the British revolted by the idea of horsemeat?, BBC website, 18 Jan 2013.

    February 19, 2013

  • What on earth did you think they put in them? Prime cuts of delicious free-range, organic, rare breed, heritage beef, grass-fed, Eton-educated, humanely slaughtered, dry-aged and hand-ground by fairies with a pinch of pink Murray River salt and a twist of black pepper?

    —Giles Coren in The Times, on the discovery of horsemeat, or indeed any meat, in Tesco Everyday Value Burgers

    February 19, 2013