purtenance

[ pur-tn-uhns ]
/ ˈpɜr tn əns /

noun

the liver, heart, and lungs of an animal.

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Origin of purtenance

1300–50; Middle English; aphetic variant of appurtenance
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British Dictionary definitions for purtenance

purtenance
/ (ˈpɜːtɪnəns) /

noun

archaic the inner organs, viscera

Word Origin for purtenance

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