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.
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How to use sweetbread in a sentence
What about the patient who eats several eggs or consumes a sweetbread or other nuclein-containing articles of diet?
And yet she had done her best, and placed before him a sweetbread and dish of sea-kale that ought to have made him enthusiastic.Orley Farm | Anthony Trollope
The thymus gland, which lies near the heart and is often called the heart sweetbread, is the best one.
The pancreas, which is the stomach sweetbread, is used less often than the others.
The thyroid gland lies in the throat and is called the throat sweetbread.
British Dictionary definitions for sweetbread
the pancreas (stomach sweetbread) or the thymus gland (neck or throat sweetbread) of an animal, used for food
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