2. The fat of some other animals, or the fat obtained from certain plants, or from other sources, resembling the fat of animals of the sheep and ox kinds. Tallow candle, a candle made of tallow. Tallow catch, a keech. See Keech. Tallow chandler, one whose occupation is to make, or to sell, tallow candles. Tallow chandlery, the trade of a tallow chandler; also, the place where his business is carried on.
Origin: OE. Taluh, talugh; akin to OD. Talgh, D. Talk, G, Dan. And Sw. Talg, Icel. Tolgr, tolg, tolk; and perhaps to Goth. Tulgus firm.