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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)
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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.
We stopped by the river for a gin and tonic and biltong and watched the sun go down as dancing fireflies lit up the opposite bank.
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The long term goal is to create a traditionally-based product that is proudly South African and with similar commercial potential as rooibos tea and biltong.
A product of necessity, biltong is an adaptation of dried meat that has been eaten in Africa for centuries.
2017) Insect infestation of biltong, a salted dried meat product consumed in Botswana.
Modern South Africa, surprisingly, is barely visible on the menu unless you ask for it, and then you might get a cheeky biltong to go with your bubbles.
The menu will include dishes like grilled Boerewors, a traditional South African sausage, and biltong, strips of spiced and dried meat.
Basic rations included three biscuits and a handful of South African biltong, giving us around 400 calories per day.
My teenage son, Stan Jnr, went for second helpings from one of the side stalls, of which there were many featuring everything from leather goods to books, and a particularly popular one selling loose helpings of biltong.
Businesses assisted to date include: Magnetar Medical Devices, providers of an electrical drug delivery patch; Hamstring Solo, a fitness and testing apparatus for professional sports teams; The Wholesome Irish Biltong Company, providers of high protein health snacks.
Biltong (dried meat) is sold everywhere, even in the heart of Kruger National Park in packages marked eland, kudu, springbok, impala--it's all legal.