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Topic: FOOD

Date: 1100-1200
Language: French
Origin: hanche

haunch

noun
     
haunch [countable]
1

haunches

[plural]HBH the part of your body that includes your bottom, your hips, and the tops of your legs
on your haunches
They squatted on their haunches playing dice.
2HBADF one of the back legs of a four-legged animal, especially when it is used as meat
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