loin Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"loin" in British English

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uk   us   /lɔɪn/
[C or U] (a ​piece of) ​meat from the back of an ​animal near the ​tail or from the ​toppart of the back ​legs loins [plural] literary or humorous the ​part of the ​body that is above the ​legs and below the ​waist, ​especially the ​sexualorgans: the ​fruit ofyour loins (= ​yourchild/​children)
(Definition of loin from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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loinnoun [C]

 us   /lɔɪn/
a ​piece of ​meat from the back of an ​animal near the ​tail or from the ​toppart of the back ​legs: roast loin of ​venison
(Definition of loin from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “loin”
in Spanish lomo…
in Vietnamese chỗ thắt lưng…
in Malaysian daging batang pinang…
in Thai เนื้อตะโพก…
in French filet, longe…
in German die Lende…
in Chinese (Simplified) 腰肉, 后腿肉…
in Indonesian daging pinggul…
in Chinese (Traditional) 腰肉, 後腿肉…
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