verb (used with object)
Origin of tallow
Examples from the Web for tallow
The tallow was allowed to set and cool, then they were removed, ready for use.Slave Narratives: A Folk History of Slavery in the United States|Work Projects Administration
Perhaps—since he didn't feed on tallow candles—he satisfied some need of tenderness in the woman.Tales Of Hearsay|Joseph Conrad
As a matter of economy the meat of the sheep is consumed for food, and the fat, or tallow, is made into soap.The World and Its People: Book VII|Anna B. Badlam
The principal sources whence British manufacturers derive their acids are tallow, palm oil, and cocoa-nut oil.
Signor John Bull, take care; we have iron and coal mines, we have oak and hemp, and tallow and tar.
British Dictionary definitions for tallow
Word Origin for tallow
Word Origin and History for tallow
mid-14c., talwgh, from a form cognate with Middle Low German talg "tallow," Middle Dutch talch, from Proto-Germanic *talga-, meaning perhaps originally "firm, compact material" (cf. Gothic tulgus "firm, solid").