the edible organs, or organ parts, of a butchered animal; organ meat: Our top three sellers in offal are beef kidney, liver, and tongue.: Compare muscle meat.
the parts of a butchered animal that are considered inedible by human beings; discarded viscera.
refuse; rubbish; garbage: Before the agent comes to appraise the house, let’s get someone to haul away all this offal in the backyard.
- awful, offal
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How to use offal in a sentence
Awarded a Michelin star in 2019, Il Giglio crafts tasting menus combining traditional peasant staples such as snails, offal, or pigeon with luxury comforts like sea urchin spaghetti.
Every page is kind of intense, from fish offal through the aging and charcuterie and even the turducken.A Hearty Lasagna Recipe That Swaps Ground Beef for Ground Tuna | Monica Burton | September 1, 2021 | Eater
The food truck serves pig offal, which has been proven to contain high levels of nandrolone.The Brutal Uncertainty of the Shelby Houlihan Verdict | Martin Fritz Huber | June 15, 2021 | Outside Online
This is the home base of the "King of offal," Chris Cosentino.
Incanto is the home base of the “King of offal,” who is known for cooking any part of any animal.
And then he squats there in the middle of bits of meat and offal and all sorts of horrors—which makes him more terrifying still.Child Life In Town And Country | Anatole France
They mature early and rapidly for the quantity of food consumed, yielding largely of good beef with little offal.Domestic Animals | Richard L. Allen
The lion, having sucked the blood of his prey, threw the offal carcass to the jackal in waiting.The Ontario Readers: The High School Reader, 1886 | Ministry of Education
Once its jar is emptied, the larva is flung aside as worthless offal, a certain sign of a non-carnivorous appetite.More Hunting Wasps | J. Henri Fabre
These had a grand feast off the offal while the men were regaling themselves with fresh elk steaks.Condemned as a Nihilist | George Alfred Henty
British Dictionary definitions for offal
the edible internal parts of an animal, such as the heart, liver, and tongue
dead or decomposing organic matter
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