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Topic: FOOD

Date: 1300-1400
Language: Old French
Origin: loigne, from Latin lumbus

loin

noun
     
loin
1

loins

[plural] literary the part of your body below your waist and above your legs, which includes your sexual organs
2 [uncountable and countable]DF a piece of meat from the lower part of an animal's back:
roast loin of pork

➔ gird (up) your loins

at gird (1)
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