Definition of "suet" [su•et]

  • The hard fatty tissues around the kidneys of cattle and sheep, used in cooking and for making tallow. (noun)

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Use "suet" in a sentence
  • "Many Christmas puddings contain suet, but my mother and her mother used butter, because they found suet unappetizing."
  • "Not only does it mean vegetarians can eat it, but the word suet has developed negative connotations - many people just don't like the sound of it."
  • "Kidneys are encased in a creamy, waxy fat called suet, which is easily removed by cutting into it and then peeling it away."