Offal



[aw-fuh l, of-uh l] /ˈɔ fəl, ˈɒf əl/

noun
1.
the parts of a butchered animal that are considered inedible by human beings; carrion.
2.
the parts of a butchered animal removed in dressing; viscera.
3.
refuse; rubbish; garbage.
/ˈɒfəl/
noun
1.
the edible internal parts of an animal, such as the heart, liver, and tongue
2.
dead or decomposing organic matter
3.
refuse; rubbish
n.

late 14c., “waste parts, refuse,” from off + fall (v.); the notion being that which “falls off” the butcher’s block; perhaps a translation of Middle Dutch afval.

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