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chit·ter·lingsalso chit·lins or chit·lings (chĭt′lĭnz)
The small intestines of pigs, especially when cooked and eaten as food.
[From Middle English chiterling, probably diminutive of Old English *cieter, intestines.]
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(Cookery) (sometimes singular) the intestines of a pig or other animal prepared as a dish. Also called: chitlin
[C13: of uncertain origin; perhaps related to Middle High German kutel]
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chit•lings(ˈtʃɪt lɪnz, -lɪŋz)
n. (used with a sing. or pl. v.)
the small intestine of swine, esp. when prepared as food.
[1250–1300; Middle English cheterling; akin to German Kutteln in same sense]
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Fried hog intestines.
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