Tripe is a kind of meat that consists of an animal's stomach lining. It may sound gross, but your tasty breakfast sausage may include a bit of tripe.

While tripe isn't commonly found on most restaurant menus, it turns up more often than you might think. Breakfast sausages usually include beef and pork tripe, and international dishes from Korean stews to Mexican tacos to Eritrean stir-fries can all contain tripe. In Old French, tripe meant "guts" or "entrails used as food," and in the 1500s it came to informally mean "worthless person." Today, tripe is also "any nonsense or rubbish," particularly if it's written or spoken.

Definitions of tripe
  1. noun
    lining of the stomach of a ruminant (especially a bovine) used as food
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    honeycomb tripe
    lining of the reticulum (or second stomach) of a ruminant used as food
    type of:
    organs, variety meat
    edible viscera of a butchered animal
  2. noun
    nonsensical talk or writing
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