Definition of biltong in English:

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biltong

Pronunciation: /ˈbɪltɒŋ/

noun

[mass noun] chiefly South African
Lean meat which is salted and dried in strips.
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.

Origin

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

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