gralloch

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Scottish Gaelic grealach (entrails).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

gralloch (uncountable)

  1. (UK, rare) The entrails or offal of a dead deer.

Verb[edit]

gralloch (third-person singular simple present grallochs, present participle gralloching, simple past and past participle gralloched)

  1. (UK, rare) To eviscerate a deer.
    • 1977, Angela Carter, The Passion of New Eve:
      On our mattress in the secret nights, the girls whispered to me how he’d been watching her in a revival of Emma Bovary in an art-house in Berkeley and Tristessa’s eyes, eyes of a stag about to be gralloched, had fixed directly upon his and held them.