Definitions

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

  • noun Salt pork.

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  • noun US Salted pork from the belly of a pig.

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

  • noun salt pork from the belly of a hog carcass

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Examples

  • Dinky-Dunk ever to speak of it as "sowbelly" or even as a "slice of grunt" again.

    The Prairie Wife

  • I shall never again eat meat that will taste as good as the fried "sowbelly" did then, accompanied by "flapjacks" and plenty of good, strong coffee.

    The Story of a Common Soldier of Army Life in the Civil War, 1861-1865

  • A surprised Bolivar watched the Irishmen put away sowbelly and beans.

    The Lonesome Dove Series

  • “We starve if we wait for that,” Bolivar said, plunking a potful of sowbelly and beans down on the rough table.

    The Lonesome Dove Series

  • “Better warm up the sowbelly and mash a few beans,” he said.

    The Lonesome Dove Series

  • They had a little creek-bottom farm not far north of Pickles Gap, but the soil was poor and the family had little to eat but sowbelly and beans.

    The Lonesome Dove Series

  • They had a little creek-bottom farm not far north of Pickles Gap, but the soil was poor and the family had little to eat but sowbelly and beans.

    Lonesome Dove

  • A surprised Bolivar watched the Irishmen put away sowbelly and beans.

    Lonesome Dove

  • “We starve if we wait for that,” Bolivar said, plunking a potful of sowbelly and beans down on the rough table.

    Lonesome Dove

  • “Better warm up the sowbelly and mash a few beans,” he said.

    Lonesome Dove

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