tassal, noun

Forms:
tasaal, tasalShow more Also tasaal, tasal, tassall, tassel.
Origin:
Afrikaans, South African Dutch, PortugueseShow more Afrikaans tasal, earlier South African Dutch tasaal, adaptation of Portuguese tassalho a large slice or piece of food.
obs. except in historical contexts
a. biltong sense 1. b. Dried pickled meat; occasionally also combination, tassalvleis /-fleɪs/ [Afrikaans, vleis (earlier South African Dutch vleesch) meat]. In both senses also called tasseltjies.
[1826 A.G. Bain Jrnls (1949) 25Our first work this morning was to cut up the flesh of the two elands into what is called by the Dutch Tasaal Vleesch.]
1979 [see tasseltjies].
biltong1.
Dried pickled meat; occasionally also combination, tassalvleis-fleɪs, vleis (earlier vleesch) meat. In both senses also called tasseltjies.

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