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offal

Pronunciation: /ˈɔːfəl; ˈɒfəl/

Translation of offal in Spanish:

noun/nombre

uncountable/no numerable
  • 1.1 [Cookery/Cocina] despojos (masculine plural), asaduras (feminine plural), achuras (feminine plural) (River Plate area/Río de la Plata) , interiores (masculine plural) (Chile)
    Example sentences
    • Certain limited measures were introduced which undermined this claim, including a ban on the use of specified bovine offals in the human food chain.
    • It is made with many offal tidbits, it is necessary to cook the offals separately before they are combined and cooked together.
    • An advisory was given to manufacturers of baby foods not to include ruminant offals in their products.
    1.2 (garbage) (American English/inglés norteamericano) basura (feminine)
    Example sentences
    • The early targets had been water supplies contaminated by human waste, slaughterhouse offal, and garbage.
    • While disappointed that someone would dump offal, he said he had been encouraged by the council's response to his call.
    • There's still that familiar stench, a mixture of open sewers, rotting rubbish and offal from street butchers' stalls mixed with dust and petrol fumes.

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