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 (bĭl′tŏng′, -tông′)
n. South African
Narrow strips of sun-dried meat.

[Afrikaans : bil, buttock (from Middle Dutch bille; see bhel- in Indo-European roots) + tong, tongue (from Middle Dutch tonghe; see dn̥ghū- in Indo-European roots).]


(Cookery) South African strips of meat dried and cured in the sun
[C19: Afrikaans, from Dutch bil buttock + tong tongue]


(ˈbɪlˌtɔŋ, -ˌtɒŋ)

(in South Africa) strips of lean meat dried in the open air.
[1805–15; < Afrikaans, =bil rump + tong tongue]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.biltong - meat that is salted and cut into strips and dried in the sun
jerked meat, jerky, jerk - meat (especially beef) cut in strips and dried in the sun
Republic of South Africa, South Africa - a republic at the southernmost part of Africa; achieved independence from the United Kingdom in 1910; first European settlers were Dutch (known as Boers)