[ tom-al-ee ]
/ ˈtɒmˌæl i /
noun, plural tom·al·leys.Cooking.
the liver of a lobster.
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Origin of tomalley
1660–70; earlier taumali<Carib
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British Dictionary definitions for tomalley
/ (ˈtɒmælɪ) /
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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