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

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

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun 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.
  • noun A bribe or douceur.
  • noun A part of the lobster taken from the thorax for canning.

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

  • noun 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.
  • noun (Anat.) The pancreas.

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

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

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

  • noun edible glands of an animal


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