Definition of biltong in English:


Syllabification: bil·tong
Pronunciation: /ˈbilˌtôNG


chiefly South African
  • Lean meat that is salted and dried in strips.
    More example sentences
    • This colourful Edinburgh deli is the place to come for South African delicacies such as biltong and boerewors sausages.
    • I stocked up on beer and biltong (strips of dried meat), but didn't tarry.
    • Parma ham, biltong, smoked salmon, even sun dried tomato my mouth is watering already.


Afrikaans, from Dutch bil 'buttock' + tong 'tongue'.

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