- The suet or fat of animals of the sheep and ox kinds, separated from membranous and fibrous matter by melting.
- The fat of some other animals, or the fat obtained from certain plants, or from other sources, resembling the fat of animals of the sheep and ox kinds.
Note: ☞ The solid consistency of tallow is due to the large amount of stearin it contains. See Fat.
Etymology: OE. taluh talugh; akin to OD. talgh, D. talk, G., Dan. and Sw. talg, Icel. tōlgr tōlg tōlk; and perhaps to Goth. tulgus firm