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Sweetbreads

The thymus gland of young beef, hogs, and sheep. Sweetbreads are now much prized by food lovers, but during Depression days, they were primarily eaten just after an animal was butchered to keep from wasting any edible portion of the carcass.
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Noun1.sweetbreads - edible glands of an animal
organs, variety meat - edible viscera of a butchered animal
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Translations

sweetbreads

[ˈswiːtbredz] NPLmollejas fpl, lechecillas fpl (Sp)
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sweetbreads

[ˈswiːtˌbrɛdz] nplanimelle fpl
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References in classic literature ?
She apportioned the sweetbreads, jellies, chickens; their quantity and order.
The baked apples and biscuits, excellent in their way, you know; but there was a delicate fricassee of sweetbread and some asparagus brought in at first, and good Mr.
In yielding up my trust here, I shall not be freed from the necessity of eating the bread of dependence:' she might have said the sweetbread, for that delicate article in a savoury brown sauce was her favourite supper:
I hope he won't forget to order my sweetbread," sighed Mrs.
The butcher was so much in earnest with his sweetbread of lamb, or whatever the dainty might be, that he tried every accessible door of the Seven Gables, and at length came round again to the shop, where he ordinarily found admittance.
The maid had orders to make me some chocolate in the morning before she came away, and did so, and at noon she brought me the sweetbread of a breast of veal, whole, and a dish of soup for my dinner; and after this manner she nursed me up at a distance, so that I was mightily well pleased, and quickly well, for indeed my dejections before were the principal part of my illness.
After some discussion on the relative merits of veal-cutlet, sweetbread, and lobster, a decision was pronounced in favour of veal-cutlet.
I had to preside, too, over the entertainment, consisting of a dish of fish, a roast fowl, a sweetbread, vegetables, pudding, and Madeira; and it was so pleasant to see how she enjoyed it, and with what state and ceremony she did honour to it, that I was soon thinking of nothing else.
ACT III: PERFORMANCE Sweetbreads are for me a guilty pleasure, one I indulge only rarely and then only in a restaurant where I have good reason to believe I can trust the chef completely.
My starter was cappellacci di crema di maiale, which is ravioli filled with lemon cream and pork ragu, followed by animelle di vitello in agrodolce, which, translated, is sweet and sour sweetbreads. In other words, the unspeakable bits of a calf.
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