oxtail

[oks-teyl]

Origin of oxtail

First recorded in 1675–85; ox + tail1
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oxtail

noun
  1. the skinned tail of an ox, used esp in soups and stews
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Word Origin and History for oxtail
n.

Old English oxan tægl; see ox + tail (n.1).

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