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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).]
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(Cookery) South African strips of meat dried and cured in the sun
[C19: Afrikaans, from Dutch bil buttock + tong tongue]
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(in South Africa) strips of lean meat dried in the open air.
[1805–15; < Afrikaans, =bil rump + tong tongue]
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