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loin

Noun

1 a cut of meat taken from the side and back of an animal between the ribs and the rump
2 either side of the backbone between the hipbone and the ribs in humans as well as quadrupeds [syn: lumbus]

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English

Pronunciation

Noun

loin (plural: loins)
  1. the part of the body (of humans and quadrupeds) each side of the backbone between the ribs and hips
  2. any of several cuts of meat taken from this part of an animal

Translations

part of the body
cuts of meat
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Finnish

Verb

loin

French

Pronunciation

Adverb

loin
  1. far (de from)
    L'église est loin de l'usine - The church is far from the factory.

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Irish

Noun

loin

Extensive Definition

The loins are between the lower ribs and pelvis. It is often used when describing the anatomy of humans and quadrupeds (such as horses, pigs or cattle). The anatomical reference also carries over into the description of cuts of meat from some such animals, eg. tenderloin or sirloin steak.
The term also loosely refers to human genitals due to their prominence in that anatomical region. Hence "fruit of one's loins" means children.

See also

loin in German: Lenden
loin in Japanese: ロース
loin in Dutch: Lende
loin in Turkish: Bel
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Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

Chateaubriand, back, blade roast, breast, brisket, chuck, chuck roast, clod, cold cuts, dorsal region, dorsum, filet mignon, flank, knuckle, plate, plate piece, pot roast, rack, rib roast, ribs, ridge, roast, rolled roast, round, rump, rump roast, saddle, shank, short ribs, shoulder, shoulder clod, sirloin, tenderloin
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