or tal·low·like



resembling tallow in consistency, color, etc.; fatty: a tallowy mass of moistened powder; tallowy skin.

Origin of tallowy

First recorded in 1400–50, tallowy is from the late Middle English word talwy. See tallow, -y1
Related formstal·low·i·ness, noun
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Examples from the Web for tallowy

Historical Examples of tallowy

  • All sheep cheese is oily, some of it a bit muttony, but none of it at all tallowy.

    The Complete Book of Cheese

    Robert Carlton Brown

  • When he saw Maud and Sam his tallowy face flushed, in spots, with delight.

  • Storch has described a lactic-acid form in a sample of tallowy butter that was able to produce this disagreeable odor.

  • The skin on his face loosened a little and became a tallowy yellowish-red, somewhat like a winter-killed apple.

  • He hunkered down in the slime to eat a tallowy stew of bull meat and barley from a metal pannikin.

    Local Color

    Irvin S. Cobb