purtenance

[pur-tn-uh ns]
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noun

the liver, heart, and lungs of an animal.

Origin of purtenance

1300–50; Middle English; aphetic variant of appurtenance
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purtenance

noun

archaic the inner organs, viscera

Word Origin for purtenance

C14: from Old French pertinance something that belongs; see appurtenance
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