1911 Encyclopædia Britannica/Sweetbread

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SWEETBREAD, a popular term for certain glands of animals, particularly when used as articles of food; these are usually the pancreas, the “stomach-sweetbread” of butchers, and the thymus, or “breast sweetbread.” The term is also sometimes used to include the salivary and lymphatic glands (see Ductless Glands, Pancreas and Lymphatic System).