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biltong

[bil-tawng, -tong]
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noun
  1. (in South Africa) strips of lean meat dried in the open air.

Origin of biltong

1805–15; < Afrikaans, equivalent to bil rump + tong tongue
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Examples from the Web for biltong

Historical Examples

  • The biscuits are done and neither of us can swallow that biltong any more.

    Benita, An African Romance

    H. Rider Haggard

  • They chanced to have little else than biltong, or dried meat, to cook.

  • On his arrival it was found he could not ride or shoot, or live on biltong.

    Ladysmith

    H. W. Nevinson

  • I wonder how the enemy are getting on with the biltong and biscuit.

    Ladysmith

    H. W. Nevinson

  • As it chanced, in my saddle-bags I had some biltong that I had saved against emergencies.

    Marie

    H. Rider Haggard


British Dictionary definitions for biltong

biltong

noun
  1. Southern African strips of meat dried and cured in the sun

Word Origin

C19: Afrikaans, from Dutch bil buttock + tong tongue
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