suet

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle English sewet, from Anglo-Norman suet, siuet, from Old French seu, from Latin sebum.

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suet (uncountable)

  1. The fatty tissue that surrounds and protects the kidneys; that of sheep and cattle is used in cooking and in making tallow.
    • 1996: Laura Erickson, Sharing the Wonder of Birds with Kids
      Many seed-eating birds also need animal fat and protein which they obtain from insects, animal carcasses, and suet.
    • 1998: Alan Pistorius, Everything You Need to Know About Birding and Backyard Bird Attraction
      Some jays, chickadees, nuthatches, and titmice regularly feed at suet; others seem never to indulge.

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suet

  1. third-person singular future active indicative of suō