suet

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See also: süet and süt

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Etymology[edit]

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

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  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈs(j)uːɪt/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -ɪt

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suet (countable and uncountable, plural suets)

  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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French[edit]

Noun[edit]

suet m (plural suets)

  1. (nautical) southeast
  2. (nautical) southeasterly (wind)

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suet

  1. third-person singular future active indicative of suō

Middle English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Borrowed from Anglo-Norman suet, siuet, diminutive of seu, from Latin sēbum.

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suet (uncountable)

  1. suet
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  • English: suet
  • Scots: shuet
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suet

  1. Alternative form of sute