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oxtail

[ oks-teyl ]
/ ˈɒksˌteɪl /
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noun
the skinned tail of an ox or steer, used as an ingredient in soup, stew, etc.
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Origin of oxtail

First recorded in 1675–85; ox + tail1
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oxtail
/ (ˈɒksˌteɪl) /

noun
the skinned tail of an ox, used esp in soups and stews
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