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biltong

[bil-tawng, -tong] /ˈbɪlˌtɔŋ, -ˌtɒŋ/
noun
1.
(in South Africa) strips of lean meat dried in the open air.
Origin of biltong
1805-1815
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.

    The Young Yagers Mayne Reid
  • 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
  • Their object was to wait until the flesh of the blue-buck—which is excellent eating—should be reduced to biltong.

    The Young Yagers Mayne Reid
  • Well, we had our biltong together, and the Stranger put himself outside a good deal of the very little brandy I had left.

    Old Friends Andrew Lang
  • Before he reached his apartment he was chewing away vigorously on a mouthful of "biltong" and having the time of his life.

    An African Adventure Isaac F. Marcosson
  • The principal feature of this package was a piece of what the Boers call "biltong," which is dried venison.

    An African Adventure Isaac F. Marcosson
  • The provisions consist solely of biltong—that is, dried meat, generally venison.

    The Boer in Peace and War

    Arthur M. Mann
British Dictionary definitions for biltong

biltong

/ˈbɪlˌtɒŋ/
noun
1.
(South African) strips of meat dried and cured in the sun
Word Origin
C19: Afrikaans, from Dutch bil buttock + tongtongue
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