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 Dictionary entry overview: What does tallow mean? 

TALLOW (noun)
  The noun TALLOW has 1 sense:

1. obtained from suet and used in making soap, candles and lubricants

  Familiarity information: TALLOW used as a noun is very rare.

 Dictionary entry details 

TALLOW (noun)

Sense 1tallow [BACK TO TOP]


Obtained from suet and used in making soap, candles and lubricants

Classified under:

Nouns denoting substances

Hypernyms ("tallow" is a kind of...):

animal oil (any oil obtained from animal substances)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "tallow"):

beef tallow (tallow obtained from a bovine animal)

dubbin (tallow mixed with oil; used to make leather soft and waterproof)

mutton tallow (tallow from the body of a mature sheep)

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