- offal:  Etymologically, offal is simply material that has ‘fallen off’. English borrowed the word from Middle Dutch afval, a compound formed from af ‘off’ and vallen ‘fall’ which denoted both the ‘extremities of animals cut off by the butcher, such as feet, tail, etc’ and ‘shavings, peelings, or general refuse’. English originally took it over in the latter sense, but by the 15th century offal was being used for ‘animals’ entrails’.
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- offal (n.)
- late 14c., "waste parts, refuse," from off + fall (v.); the notion being that which "falls off" the butcher's block; perhaps a translation of Middle Dutch afval.
- 1. He was still spewing forth in public such offal about Mary Lincoln.
- 2. The most nauseous offal fit for the gods ( John Fowles ).
- 最令神们恶心的祭品( 约翰·福尔斯 ).
- 3. Strong flavor, Chuangsuan, especially cooked seafood, and various animal offal Shangcai longer.
- 味浓厚 、 嗜葱蒜, 尤以烹制海鲜, 汤菜和各种动物内脏为长.
- 4. The treatment of the offal concerns environment and energy two principal themes.
- 5. Offal is now thought to be very nutritious.
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