swineflesh

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle English swinflesch, equivalent to swine +‎ flesh. Compare German Schweinefleisch (pork). More at swine, flesh.

Noun[edit]

swineflesh (uncountable)

  1. The flesh or meat of a pig; pork.
    • 1886, Stanley Lane-Poole, The story of the Moors in Spain:
      If Malaga fell, then the Alhambra must also pass into the hands of the "eaters of swineflesh."
    • 1918, Padraic Colum, Homer, The children's Homer:
      Eumaeus carved the swineflesh, giving the best portion to Odysseus whom he treated as the guest of honor.
    • 1943, Edison Marshall, Great Smith: Issue 689:
      "Don't you know, you giaour dog, the thing e'en more repellent than swineflesh to a virtuous daughter of Islam?
    • 2007, James D. Tabor, The Jesus Dynasty:
      “Abstain from swineflesh, blood, things offered to idols, and carrion”
    • 2010, Kai Borrmann, Jews in the Quran:
      He hath forbidden you only carrion, and blood, and swineflesh, and that which hath been immolated to (the name of) any other than Allah.

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