- a layer of fat that surrounds the kidneys, especially of a hog.
Origin of leaf fat
First recorded in 1715–25
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The leaf-fat, which is best; and the fat that adheres to the entrails.Miss Leslie's New Cookery Book
- the dense fat that accumulates in layers around the kidneys of certain animals, esp pigs
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