- the internal parts of the trunk of an animal body.
- the intestines.
- the internal parts of anything: the entrails of a machine.
Origin of entrails
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Examples from the Web for entrails
It launches with a family hacked to death by one of its members, the mother's abdomen reduced to “a bloody bowl of entrails.”It’s Not Easy Being Swede
June 17, 2011
By fleeing his palace, Mubarak responded to the instinct not to have his entrails on display in the public square.Where's Your Mojo, Obama?
March 1, 2011
The head and feet are left on and the entrails are not removed.Woman's Institute Library of Cookery, Vol. 3
Woman's Institute of Domestic Arts and Sciences
Then Nuflo would rejoice and feast, rewarding them with the skin, bones, and entrails.Green Mansions
W. H. Hudson
The dogs had devoured even the entrails of the seal, and began to gnaw their traces.The Field of Ice
The angel tells him to rub the old man's eyes with the entrails of the fish.My Double Life
Scale and draw out the entrails of the fish without opening the belly, give them a wash, and let them drain from the water.
- the internal organs of a person or animal; intestines; guts
- the innermost parts of anything
Word Origin and History for entrails
c.1300, from Old French entrailles (12c.), from Late Latin intralia "inward parts, intestines" (8c.), from Latin interanea, neuter plural of interaneus "internal, that which is within," from inter "between, among" (see inter-).
- The internal organs, especially the intestines; viscera.