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TAL'LOW, n. A sort of animal fat, particularly that which is obtained from animals of the sheep and ox kinds. We speak of the tallow of an ox or cow, or of sheep. This substance grows chiefly about the kidneys and on the intestines. The fat of swine we never call tallow, but lard or suet. I see in English books, mention is made of the tallow of hogs, [See Cyclopedia, article Tallow;] but in America I never heard the word thus applied. It may be applied to the fat of goats and deer. The fat of bears we call bear's grease. Tallow is applied to various uses, but chiefly to the manufacture of candles.

TAL'LOW, v.t. To grease or smear with tallow.

1. To fatten; to cause to have a large quantity of tallow; as, to tallow sheep.



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TAL'LOW, n. A sort of animal fat, particularly that which is obtained from animals of the sheep and ox kinds. We speak of the tallow of an ox or cow, or of sheep. This substance grows chiefly about the kidneys and on the intestines. The fat of swine we never call tallow, but lard or suet. I see in English books, mention is made of the tallow of hogs, [See Cyclopedia, article Tallow;] but in America I never heard the word thus applied. It may be applied to the fat of goats and deer. The fat of bears we call bear's grease. Tallow is applied to various uses, but chiefly to the manufacture of candles.

TAL'LOW, v.t. To grease or smear with tallow.

1. To fatten; to cause to have a large quantity of tallow; as, to tallow sheep.

TAL'LOW, n. [Dan. tælg; D. talk; G. and Sw. talg; Eth. ጠለለ talal, to be fat; Ar. طَلً talla, to be moist. Class Dl, No. 21.]

A sort of animal fat, particularly that which is obtained from animals of the sheep and ox kinds. We speak of the tallow of an ox or cow, or of sheep. This substance grows chiefly about the kidneys and on the intestines. The fat of swine we never call tallow, but lard. I see in English books, mention is made of the tallow of hogs, [see Cyclopedia, article Tallow;] but in America I never heard the word thus applied. It may be applied to the fat of goats and deer. The fat of bears we call bear's grease. Tallow is applied to various uses, but chiefly to the manufacture of candles.


TAL'LOW, v.t.

  1. To grease or smear with tallow.
  2. To fatten; to cause to have a large quantity of tallow; as, to tallow sheep. Farmers.

Tal"low
  1. The suet or fat of animals of the sheep and ox kinds, separated from membranous and fibrous matter by melting.

    * The solid consistency of tallow is due to the large amount of stearin it contains. See Fat.

  2. To grease or smear with tallow.
  3. The fat of some other animals, or the fat obtained from certain plants, or from other sources, resembling the fat of animals of the sheep and ox kinds.

    Tallow candle, a candle made of tallow. -- Tallow catch, a keech. See Keech. [Obs.] -- Tallow chandler, one whose occupation is to make, or to sell, tallow candles. -- Tallow chandlery, the trade of a tallow chandler; also, the place where his business is carried on. -- Tallow tree (Bot.), a tree (Stillingia sebifera) growing in China, the seeds of which are covered with a substance which resembles tallow and is applied to the same purposes.

  4. To cause to have a large quantity of tallow] to fatten; as, tallow sheep.
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Tallow

TAL'LOW, noun A sort of animal fat, particularly that which is obtained from animals of the sheep and ox kinds. We speak of the tallow of an ox or cow, or of sheep. This substance grows chiefly about the kidneys and on the intestines. The fat of swine we never call tallow but lard or suet. I see in English books, mention is made of the tallow of hogs, [See Cyclopedia, article Tallow; ] but in America I never heard the word thus applied. It may be applied to the fat of goats and deer. The fat of bears we call bear's grease. tallow is applied to various uses, but chiefly to the manufacture of candles.

TAL'LOW, verb transitive To grease or smear with tallow

1. To fatten; to cause to have a large quantity of tallow; as, to tallow sheep.

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