sweetbread

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English[edit]

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Cooked sweetbread encrusted with chufa

Etymology[edit]

Apparently from sweet +‎ bread, though the reason is not immediately evident. Possibly connected with Dutch zwezerik, whose etymology is also unclear.[1]

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Noun[edit]

sweetbread (plural sweetbreads)

  1. The pancreas or thymus gland of an animal, especially a lamb or calf, as food.
    • 2019, Bill Bryson, The Body: A Guide for Occupants, Black Swan (2020), page 177:
      The pancreas of an animal when cooked for consumption is known as a sweetbread.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ “zwezerik”, in van der Sijs, Nicoline, editor, Etymologiebank[1], Meertens Institute, 2010