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  • n. Offal; waste animal product; organic matter unfit for consumption.
  • n. Poor-quality tobacco with a foul, rancid, or putrid smell.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A stinking tobacco.


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From the Spanish mondongo ("tripe”, “entrails"), perhaps viâ its English etymon mondongo.



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    Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue, 1811.

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