Definition of suet in English:

suet

noun

  • [mass noun] The hard white fat on the kidneys and loins of cattle, sheep, and other animals, used to make foods such as puddings, pastry, and mincemeat.

    [as modifier] ‘suet dumplings’
    • ‘And traditionally many do use suet instead of butter.’
    • ‘The sugar and flour in this dish have very little nutritional value, but studies suggest that the saturated fat in butter and suet is not a major cause of weight gain or heart disease.’
    • ‘The suet in suet cakes is rendered, or cooked, so it becomes less prone to melting and spoiling, and then is made into pressed cakes.’
    • ‘Often accompanied by a soup or broth, these types of dumplings can be made with a base of anything from potatoes, semolina, farma, or even suet or meat.’
    • ‘The traditional Scottish delicacy is made from a lamb or deer's stomach stuffed with offal such as the lungs and heart, suet, oatmeal and seasoning.’
    • ‘Standard ingredients are flour, breadcrumbs, suet, dried fruit, eggs, treacle, spices, sugar, and milk, with a raising agent and often with some apple or carrot.’
    • ‘They were invited to sample haggis, the national dish of Scotland - that spicy mix of offal, suet and vegetables, delicately encased in sheep's intestines.’
    • ‘In a large mixing bowl, mix together the flour, suet and coriander, and add enough cold water to form a soft dough.’
    • ‘It is important to mix peanut butter with other ingredients such as cornmeal, suet, or oats, as it is possible for birds to choke on pure peanut butter.’
    • ‘Mix the flour, suet and a pinch of salt together in bowl.’
    • ‘The dogs had been kept in the dark shed, no heat, no light, no evidence of food, apart from a few pieces of suet and bone in a bucket outside.’
    • ‘Try grains, nuts, flour and cornmeal in your suet, too.’
    • ‘Use suet or specialty suet cakes with added berries or peanuts to attract woodpeckers, chickadees, titmice, Carolina wrens and wintering warblers.’
    • ‘Today I watched as two young Carolina wrens waited for mom or pop to feed them some delicious white stuff that you and I call suet.’
    • ‘Insect-eating birds go for suet and peanut butter; seed eaters prefer sunflower seeds, millet and mixed birdseed.’
    • ‘Mincemeat is not difficult to make, especially if you use ready-made suet.’
    • ‘However, instead of suggesting his film star friends stick to their egg-white omelettes and leave his suet pastry crusts alone, Roddam decided to do something completely different.’
    • ‘Today's pies are made from the sweeter ingredients and usually contain shredded suet, raisins, sultanas, apple, and candied orange and lemon peel.’
    • ‘Try putting some suet in an onion bag, tying it to a tree branch and see what happens.’
    • ‘We laugh now at Mrs. Beeton's quaint terminology and the way she'd suggest,‘Take two pounds of flour, a pound of shredded suet and a dozen eggs.’’
    fat, oil, cooking oil, animal fat
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Origin

Middle English: from Anglo-Norman French, from the synonymous word su, from Latin sebum tallow.

Pronunciation:

suet

/ˈs(j)uːɪt/