Part of speech: noun

A gland connecting with the alimentary canal, as of a calf.

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Usage examples "sweetbread":

  1. A portion of the sweetbread, which generally accompanies a boiled calf's head, should be given with each portion. - "Martine's Hand-book of Etiquette, and Guide to True Politeness", Arthur Martine.
  2. The butcher had choice, tender lamb, he said, fit to eat the next day; and as Mr. Case was impatient to make his offering to Sir Arthur, he accepted the butcher's proposal, though with such seeming reluctance, that he actually squeezed out of him, before he would complete the bargain, a bribe of a fine sweetbread. - "The Parent's Assistant", Maria Edgeworth.
  3. One or two skewers may be stuck in each sweetbread. - "Hand-Book of Practical Cookery for Ladies and Professional Cooks", Pierre Blot.