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n. Informal
Salt pork.
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(Cookery) US fat salted pork or bacon from the belly of a pig
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(ˈsaʊˌbɛl i)

salt pork taken from the belly.
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Noun1.sowbelly - salt pork from the belly of a hog carcass
salt pork - fat from the back and sides and belly of a hog carcass cured with salt
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