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en·trails

 (ĕn′trālz′, -trəlz)
pl.n.
1. The internal organs, especially the intestines; viscera.
2. Internal parts: the entrails of a car engine.

[From Middle English entraille, from Old French, from Medieval Latin intrālia, alteration of Latin interānea, from neuter pl. of interāneus, internal, from inter, within; see en in Indo-European roots.]

entrails

(ˈɛntreɪlz)
pl n
1. (Anatomy) the internal organs of a person or animal; intestines; guts
2. the innermost parts of anything
[C13: from Old French entrailles, from Medieval Latin intrālia, changed from Latin interānea intestines, ultimately from inter between]

en•trails

(ˈɛn treɪlz, -trəlz)

n.pl.
1. the inner organs of the body.
2. the intestines.
3. the internal parts of anything; insides.
[1250–1300; Middle English entrailles < Anglo-French, Middle French < Vulgar Latin *interālia (compare early Medieval Latin intrālia), alter., by suffix change (see -al1), of Latin interānea guts, neuter pl. of interāneus]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.entrails - internal organs collectively (especially those in the abdominal cavity)entrails - internal organs collectively (especially those in the abdominal cavity); "`viscera' is the plural form of `viscus'"
internal organ, viscus - a main organ that is situated inside the body

entrails

plural noun intestines, insides (informal), guts, bowels, offal, internal organs, innards (informal), vital organs, viscera The ancient soothsayers used to read the entrails of dead animals.
Translations
أمْعاء، أحْشاء
indvolde
belsõ részek
innyfli, iîur
viduriai
iekšas
bağırsaklariç organlar

entrails

[ˈentreɪlz] NPLentrañas fpl (US) → asadura f, menudos mpl

entrails

[ˈɛntreɪlz] npl [person, animal] → entrailles fpl

entrails

pl (lit)Eingeweide pl; (fig, of watch etc) → Innereien pl (hum)

entrails

[ˈɛntreɪlz] nplinteriora fpl

entrails

(ˈentreilz) noun plural
the internal parts of the body, especially the intestines. a chicken's entrails.
References in classic literature ?
They viciously snapped, not only at each other's disembowelments, but like flexible bows, bent round, and bit their own; till those entrails seemed swallowed over and over again by the same mouth, to be oppositely voided by the gaping wound.
The worthy father had soon a satisfactory proof of the truth of their information, for the very place was found where a rock had burst and exploded from its entrails a stony mass, like a bomb-shell, and of the size of a bull's heart.
Another made a slit down the body; a second opened the body wider; a third with a saw cut the breastbone; a fourth loosened the entrails; a fifth pulled them out-- and they also slid through a hole in the floor.
Thus spake Zarathustra, and, laughing with eyes and entrails, he stood still and turned round quickly--and behold, he almost thereby threw his shadow and follower to the ground, so closely had the latter followed at his heels, and so weak was he.
The tale is that he who has tasted the entrails of a single human victim minced up with the entrails of other victims is destined to become a wolf.
Having got thus far in the matter, the body was removed to a little distance and, being disembowelled, the entrails were laid aside as choice parts, and the whole carcass thoroughly washed with water.
In an instant, it seemed to spout blood and entrails, and was hurled into the well-hole.
It was this last habit that gave me the opportunity I craved to capture one of these herbivorous cetaceans--that is what Perry calls them--and make as good a meal as one can on raw, warm-blooded fish; but I had become rather used, by this time, to the eating of food in its natural state, though I still balked on the eyes and entrails, much to the amusement of Ghak, to whom I always passed these delicacies.
The chiefs prepared their medicines or charms each according to his own method, or fancied inspiration, generally with the compound of certain simples; others consulted the entrails of animals which they had sacrificed, and thence drew favorable auguries.
A slimy, gobby shellfish which civilization gives men the hardihood to eat without removing its entrails! The shells are sometimes given to the poor.
Forthwith from Councel to the work they flew, None arguing stood, innumerable hands Were ready, in a moment up they turnd Wide the Celestial soile, and saw beneath Th' originals of Nature in thir crude Conception; Sulphurous and Nitrous Foame They found, they mingl'd, and with suttle Art, Concocted and adusted they reduc'd To blackest grain, and into store conveyd: Part hidd'n veins diggd up (nor hath this Earth Entrails unlike) of Mineral and Stone, Whereof to found thir Engins and thir Balls Of missive ruin; part incentive reed Provide, pernicious with one touch to fire.
They fetch a doctor, who opens the dead body, and collects from the entrails and stomach a quantity of arsenic in a spoon.