Broad Term(s):


A substance consisting of a somewhat hard animal fat (esp. that obtained from the parts about the kidneys of ruminating animals, now chiefly the sheep and ox), separated by melting and clarifying from the membranes, etc., naturally mixed with it; used for making candles and soap, dressing leather, and other purposes.

  • "tallow, n." OED Online. Oxford University Press, September 2016. Web. 13 October 2016.

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