primal

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From Medieval Latin primalis, from primus, first.

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primal (not comparable)

  1. Being the first in time, or history.
    primal man
  2. Being of greatest importance; primary.
  3. (meat trade) Being one of the pieces of meat initially separated from the carcass during butchering, prior to division into smaller cuts.

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