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

  • n. The thymus gland or pancreas of a young animal, especially a calf or lamb, used for food.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The pancreas or thymus gland of an animal, especially a lamb or calf, as food.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Either the thymus gland or the pancreas, the former being called neck sweetbread or throat sweetbread, the latter belly sweetbread. The sweetbreads of ruminants, esp. of the calf, are highly esteemed as food. See pancreas, and thymus.
  • n. The pancreas.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The pancreas of an animal, used for food; also, the thymus gland so used. Butchers distinguish the two, the former being the stomach-sweetbread, the latter the neck-sweetbread or throat-sweetbread.
  • n. A bribe or douceur.
  • n. A part of the lobster taken from the thorax for canning.

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

  • n. edible glands of an animal

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