or nom·bles

[ 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 Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for numbles


/ (ˈnʌmbəlz) /

pl n

archaic the heart, lungs, liver, etc, of an deer or other animal, cooked for food

Word Origin for numbles

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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