Meaning of plain tripe

plain' tripe'

Pronunciation: [key]
  1. the fatty, inner lining of the first stomach (the rumen) of a steer, calf, hog, or sheep, having a bland taste and used as a food, esp. in the preparation of such dishes as haggis, head cheese, etc. Cf.
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