biltong

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From Afrikaans, from bil (“buttock, hindquarter”), from Middle Dutch bille, + tong (“tongue”), from Middle Dutch tonghe.

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biltong (uncountable)

  1. (South Africa) A South African food categorized by strips of lean meat cured by salting and drying. Similar to American beef jerky.
    • "For the uninitiated Biltong is a dried meat product made mostly in South Africa. It literally translates to "Bum Strips". Many countries have similar products but none are exactly like biltong and so representative of the taste of South Africa.

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