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mountain oyster


noun

the testis of a calf, sheep, pig, etc., used as food.

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heart, marrow, stomach, tongue, tripe, brains, chitlins, chitterlings, giblets, gizzard, kidneys, liver, pancreas, sweetbread, testis, thymus

Nearby words

mountain mahogany, mountain man, mountain maple, mountain men, mountain mint, mountain oyster, mountain range, mountain rosebay, mountain sandwort, mountain sheep, mountain sickness

Origin of mountain oyster

An Americanism dating back to 1885–90
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