Tallow

Definition of Tallow

Tal´low
n.1.The suet or fat of animals of the sheep and ox kinds, separated from membranous and fibrous matter by melting.
2.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.
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.
v. t.1.To grease or smear with tallow.
[imp. & p. p. Tallowed ; p. pr. & vb. n. Tallowing.]
2.To cause to have a large quantity of tallow; to fatten; as, tallow sheep.

Related Words

animal oil, cerate, drying oil, essential oil, ester, fat, fatty oil, fixed oil, grease, hydrogenated fat, lipid, mineral oil, oil, oleum, polyunsaturated fat, sebum, unsaturated fat, vegetable oil, volatile oil
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