- the parts of a butchered animal that are considered inedible by human beings; carrion.
- the parts of a butchered animal removed in dressing; viscera.
- refuse; rubbish; garbage.
- the edible internal parts of an animal, such as the heart, liver, and tongue
- dead or decomposing organic matter
- refuse; rubbish
n.late 14c., “waste parts, refuse,” from off + fall (v.); the notion being that which “falls off” the butcher’s block; perhaps a translation of Middle Dutch afval.