[ soo-it ]
/ ˈsu ɪt /
the hard fatty tissue about the loins and kidneys of beef, sheep, etc., used in cooking or processed to yield tallow.
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Origin of suet
1350–1400; Middle English sewet < Anglo-French *suet, equivalent to su-, sew (< Latin sēbum tallow) + -et -et
OTHER WORDS FROM suetsu·et·y, adjective
Words nearby suet
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Example sentences from the Web for suety
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
To the stodgy, suety world of course it's little else than sheer moonshine, midsummer madness.The Return|Walter de la Mare
British Dictionary definitions for suety
/ (ˈsuːɪt, ˈsjuːɪt) /
a hard waxy fat around the kidneys and loins in sheep, cattle, etc, used in cooking and making tallow
Derived forms of suetsuety, adjective
Word Origin for suet
C14: from Old French seu, from Latin sēbum
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