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or nombles

[nuhm-buh lz] /ˈnʌm bəlz/
plural noun
certain of the inward parts of an animal, especially of a deer, used as food.
Origin of numbles
1275-1325; Middle English < Middle French nombles fillet of venison, plural of nomble, dissimilated variant of *lomble < Latin lumbulus, diminutive of lumbus loin. See lumb-, -ule Unabridged
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British Dictionary definitions for numbles


plural noun
(archaic) the heart, lungs, liver, etc, of an deer or other animal, cooked for food
Word Origin
C14: from Old French nombles, plural of nomble thigh muscle of a deer, changed from Latin lumbulus a little loin, from lumbus loin; see humble pie
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Word Origin and History for numbles

"offal," from Old French nombles "loin of veal, fillet of beef, haunch of venison," from Latin lumulus, diminutive of lumbus "loin" (see lumbago).

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