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From Old French chaudun, caudun, caldun. Compare German kaldaunen (guts, bowels), Latin calduna (intestine), Welsh coluddyn gut, diminutive of coludd (bowels).


chawdron (plural chawdrons)

  1. (obsolete) entrails
    • 1624, William Shakespeare, “Macbeth Act IV, Scene I”, in First Folio:
      Adde thereto a Tigers Chawdron,
      For th' Ingredience of our Cawdron

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for chawdron in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)