sweetbread

[ sweet-bred ]
/ ˈswitˌbrɛd /

noun

Also called stomach sweetbread. the pancreas of an animal, especially a calf or a lamb, used for food.
Also called neck sweetbread, throat sweetbread. the thymus gland of such an animal, used for food.

Origin of sweetbread

First recorded in 1555–65; sweet + bread
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sweetbread
/ (ˈswiːtˌbrɛd) /

noun

the pancreas (stomach sweetbread) or the thymus gland (neck or throat sweetbread) of an animal, used for food

Word Origin for sweetbread

C16: sweet + bread, perhaps from Old English brǣd meat; related to Old Saxon brādo ham, Old High German brāt, Old Norse brāth
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