- the hard fatty tissue about the loins and kidneys of beef, sheep, etc., used in cooking or processed to yield tallow.
Origin of suet
Examples from the Web for suety
To the stodgy, suety world of course it's little else than sheer moonshine, midsummer madness.The Return
Walter de la Mare
It spoke in a thick, suety sort of voice, and Alice hadn't a word to say in reply: she could only sit and look at it and gasp.Through the Looking-Glass
Charles Dodgson, AKA Lewis Carroll
- a hard waxy fat around the kidneys and loins in sheep, cattle, etc, used in cooking and making tallow
Word Origin and History for suety
late 14c., "solid fat formed in the torsos of cattle and sheep," probably from an Anglo-French diminutive of sius, the nominative use of sue, seu "tallow, grease," from Old French sieu "tallow," from Latin sebum "tallow, grease" (see sebum).