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sweet·bread

 (swēt′brĕd′)
n.
The thymus gland or pancreas of a young animal, especially a calf or lamb, used for food.

[Early Modern English : sweet (from its sweet delicate flavor) + possibly Middle English brede, roast meat (from Old English brǣde; see bhreu- in Indo-European roots).]

sweetbread

(ˈswiːtˌbrɛd)
n
(Cookery) the pancreas (stomach sweetbread) or the thymus gland (neck or throat sweetbread) of an animal, used for food
[C16: sweet + bread, perhaps from Old English brǣd meat; related to Old Saxon brādo ham, Old High German brāt, Old Norse brāth]

sweet•bread

(ˈswitˌbrɛd)

n.
the thymus or, sometimes, the pancreas of a young animal, esp. a calf or lamb, used for food.
[1555–65]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.sweetbread - edible glands of an animal
organs, variety meat - edible viscera of a butchered animal
Translations

sweetbread

[ˈswiːtbrɛd] nris m de veausweet chestnut nchâtaigne f
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