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Jowl

/joul/

Noun, pl. jowls

1. The lower jawbone in vertebrates; it is hinged to open the mouth. (biology-online.org)

2. The cheek of a pig used as meat (Google Dictionary); the cheek; especially the cheek meat of a hog. (wiktionary.org)

3. The loose fleshy part of the neck of certain animals, such as the dewlap of cattle or the wattle of birds. (Google Dictionary)

4. The jaw, jawbone; especially one of the lateral parts of the mandible. (wiktionary.org)

5. A fullness and looseness of the flesh of the lower cheek and jaw (characteristic of aging). (wordnetweb.princeton.edu)

Word origin: Alteration of Middle English cholle “fold of flesh hanging from the jaw” (c.1300), perhaps from Old English ceole “throat,” from PIE *gwele- “to swallow”. This word and jowl influenced one another in form and sense.

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