Meaning of “biltong” in the English Dictionary


"biltong" in English

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biltongnoun [ U ]

uk /ˈbɪl.tɒŋ/ us /ˈbɪl.tɑːŋ/ South African English

Examples from literature

  • I wonder how the enemy are getting on with the biltong and biscuit. 
  • The provisions consist solely of biltong—that is, dried meat, generally venison. 
  • The rest of the buck's flesh we cut into strips and hung in the sun to dry into "biltong," as, I believe, the South African Dutch call flesh thus prepared. 
  • There is no ceiling, but only beams, to which are fastened strips of "biltong," or game's flesh, dried in the sun. 
  • This done, we devoured the remnants of our biltong, washed down with the sweet lake water, and then lit our pipes and awaited whatever might turn up. 

(Definition of “biltong” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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