- the liver of a lobster.
Origin of tomalley
1660–70; earlier taumali < Carib
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- fat from a lobster, called "liver", and eaten as a delicacy
Word Origin for tomalley
C17: of Caribbean origin; compare Galibi tumali sauce of crab or lobster liver
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