cow chips

plural noun

dried cow dung used especially for fuel by early settlers, explorers, etc., in the American West.

Origin of cow chips

An Americanism dating back to 1865–70 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for cow chips

  • For ourselves, we built a fire of cow-chips and made out a supper on bacon and flapjacks.