the fatty tissue or suet of animals.
the harder fat of sheep, cattle, etc., separated by melting from the fibrous and membranous matter naturally mixed with it, and used to make candles, soap, etc.
any of various similar fatty substances: vegetable tallow.
to smear with tallow.
- un·tal·lowed, adjective
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How to use tallow in a sentence
The CRB Raw index, as it’s known, includes tallow, the rendered animal fat that goes into soap or candles but also into industrial lubricants.The oldest US commodities index is at an all-time high | Samanth Subramanian | October 15, 2021 | Quartz
They bring corn and pulse, bacon and sweetmeats, to the sea-coast, hides and tallow also at times.Journal of a Voyage to Brazil | Maria Graham
The varnish will keep the melted tallow or wax from running away and it is used in the wick.The Boy Mechanic, Book 2 | Various
The heated tallow or wax of a candle runs down the sides and this results in a considerable waste.The Boy Mechanic, Book 2 | Various
Some plumbers carry a can for the tallow, making it cleaner to handle.Elements of Plumbing | Samuel Dibble
Your clothes smell of cooking, and your dress is soiled with grease and tallow.Stories of King Arthur's Knights | Mary MacGregor
British Dictionary definitions for tallow
a fatty substance consisting of a mixture of glycerides, including stearic, palmitic, and oleic acids and extracted chiefly from the suet of sheep and cattle: used for making soap, candles, food, etc
(tr) to cover or smear with tallow
- tallowy, adjective
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