What does the word tallow mean?

Usage examples for tallow

  1. A candle is a stick of tallow, wax or something like that, with a string, or wick, in the middle, just as rock candy has a string in the middle. – Six Little Bunkers at Grandpa Ford's by Laura Lee Hope
  2. They started their fire and cooked some dried buffalo meat and buffalo tallow, and were just about to eat their supper when a figure of a man came slowly in through the door and sat down near where he had entered. – Myths and Legends of the Sioux by Marie L. McLaughlin
  3. The mouse which had climbed up the candle- stick to steal tallow was unable to get down. – The Chinese Boy and Girl by Isaac Taylor Headland