tomalley

[ tom-al-ee ]
/ ˈtɒmˌæl i /

noun, plural tom·al·leys. Cookery.

the liver of a lobster.

Origin of tomalley

1660–70; earlier taumali < Carib
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British Dictionary definitions for tomalley

tomalley

/ (ˈtɒmælɪ) /

noun

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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