Definition of offal noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈɒfl//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈɔːfl//
, NAmE//ˈɑːfl//
[uncountable] (also US English variety meats [plural])
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the inside parts of an animal, such as the heart and liver, cooked and eaten as food Word Origin late Middle English (in the sense ‘refuse from a process’): probably suggested by Middle Dutch afval, from af ‘off’ + vallen ‘to fall’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: offal