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offal

[ aw-fuhl, of-uhl ]
/ ˈɔ fəl, ˈɒf əl /
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noun

the parts of a butchered animal that are considered inedible by human beings; carrion.
the parts of a butchered animal removed in dressing; viscera.
refuse; rubbish; garbage.

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Origin of offal

1350–1400; Middle English, equivalent to ofoff + falfall; compare Dutch afval

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British Dictionary definitions for offal

offal
/ (ˈɒfəl) /

noun

the edible internal parts of an animal, such as the heart, liver, and tongue
dead or decomposing organic matter
refuse; rubbish

Word Origin for offal

C14: from off + fall, referring to parts fallen or cut off; compare German Abfall rubbish
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