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leaf fat

n.
Layered fat that encloses the kidneys of a hog, used in making lard.
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leaf fat

n
(Cookery) the dense fat that accumulates in layers around the kidneys of certain animals, esp pigs
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leaf′ fat`


n.
a layer of fat that surrounds the kidneys, esp. of a hog, used in making lard.
[1715–25; compare earlier leaf, late Middle English lefe leaf fat]
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Noun1.leaf fat - fat lining the abdomen and kidneys in hogs which is used to make lardleaf fat - fat lining the abdomen and kidneys in hogs which is used to make lard
fat - a soft greasy substance occurring in organic tissue and consisting of a mixture of lipids (mostly triglycerides); "pizza has too much fat"
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