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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).]
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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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(ˈbɪlˌtɔŋ, -ˌtɒŋ)

(in South Africa) strips of lean meat dried in the open air.
[1805–15; < Afrikaans, =bil rump + tong tongue]
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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)
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Underneath this we crept, and each of us having drunk some water and eaten a bit of biltong, we lay down and soon were sound asleep.
My final project at Ledumang was a biltong maker,' he explained.
The 50-year-old is producing biltong, a dried cured beef snack primarily aimed at athletes and keep-fit enthusiasts.
One will be selling lamb burgers, another biltong, and all three are Wales YFC members.
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? Cheshire Small Food Producer, sponsored by Square Pie: Howl at the Moon Hot Sauce; Little Lodge Confectionery; Weston Biltong Company; Big 5 Catering; Clotton Hall Dairy.
Before the drought turns into a crisis, we need to buy and slaughter most of the livestock, supply the beef jerky making machines, food dehydrators and also encourage production of sun-dried meat for local consumption and exports as a strategy of storing value that they can use to restock their animals.Kenya already produces one of the best sun-dried Aliya beef jerky that effectively competes with Biltong, cured meat that originated in South Africa.
DUANNE OLIVIER could not be more South African if he was made of biltong.
Kerr Food & Agricultural Products Center assisted Stormberg Foods, a family-owned South African company, with the validity process of producing biltong, a novel version of beef jerky.
The South African beef snack is made by The Biltong Man, based at the Durham Dales Centre, in Stanhope.