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also chit·lins or chit·lings  (chĭt′lĭnz)
The small intestines of pigs, especially when cooked and eaten as food.

[From Middle English chiterling, probably diminutive of Old English *cieter, intestines.]


(ˈtʃɪtəlɪŋz) ,




pl n
(Cookery) (sometimes singular) the intestines of a pig or other animal prepared as a dish. Also called: chitlin
[C13: of uncertain origin; perhaps related to Middle High German kutel]




(ˈtʃɪt lɪnz, -lɪŋz)

n. (used with a sing. or pl. v.)
the small intestine of swine, esp. when prepared as food.
[1250–1300; Middle English cheterling; akin to German Kutteln in same sense]


Fried hog intestines.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.chitterlings - small intestines of hogs prepared as food
organs, variety meat - edible viscera of a butchered animal
References in classic literature ?
Tell 'em at hwome that I should like for supper,--well, lamb's fry if they can get it; and if they can't, black-pot; and if they can't get that, well chitterlings will do.
An' when I'd got 'em, my head was all of a boil like a kettle o' broth, thinkin' what sort o' life I should take to, for there war a many trades I'd thought on; for as for the barge, I'm clean tired out wi't, for it pulls the days out till they're as long as pigs' chitterlings.
Yersinia enterocolitica 0:3 infections in infants and children, associated with the household preparation of chitterlings.
IF you want to breed maggots, boil chitterlings or make manure from blood and offal, then there's a special rule just for you.
They may no longer be cooked today, but everyone has heard of Black Country staples such as grey 'paes', pig trotters and chitterlings (pig intestines).
The Cook Shop also served chitterlings - yet another Black Country variation on intestines, black pudding, traditional meat 'and potato pie, but recently pulled the plug on pigs' trotters.
Once the chitterlings clean, it make the best broth.
Try the braided goat chitterlings or the sweetbreads with a glass of a great Malbec before moving on to the legendary rib-eye.
Yet in the final scene, servant Cario cows the braggart into submission with threats of castration: 'I'll hang his chitterlings about his neck, / As children carry baubles' (5.
I can't stand traditional New Year's food such as chitterlings, pig's feet, menudo, black eyed peas (but I love the group's music), so I end up going to my favorite seafood restaurant in San Diego and watch whatever game is on in the bar.
I've had stuffed ox hearts, chitterlings (cow's colon), even pan-fried lamb's testicles in a beautiful place in Marrakech.
Line up the frozen birds like soldiers ready for holiday battle, making sure to expand on high margin items such as geese, ducks, capons, turkey breast, boneless turkey breast and chitterlings.