α. billtong, bill-tongueShow more billtong, bill-tongue, bill-tung, biltong, biltongue;
β. belltong, beltingShow more belltong, belting, beltong, beltongue, bel tong, bel tongue;
γ. bultong, bültong.
- South African Dutch, DutchShow more South African Dutch, from Dutch bil buttock, rump (from which the meat is often taken) + tong tongue (referring to the long, narrow shape of the strips of meat).
- Usually noncount, but see α quotation 1890, and γ quotation 1883.