- certain of the inward parts of an animal, especially of a deer, used as food.
Origin of numbles
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- archaic the heart, lungs, liver, etc, of an deer or other animal, cooked for food
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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