Spanish name for beef fat for tallow

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    IMG_0037.jpg Hi All,
    I want to render some tallow to use in place of palm in my soap but have forgotten how to ask for the fat at the butcher here in México where I live. I got some that he referred to as "rinionada" but it is not behaving the way I expected. There is another word that I knew a few years ago but have forgotten if you know it, I would love to be reminded.
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    I looked it up on Google translate and it said “ Sebo” (e pronounced like “a” as in “hay”) and referred to as “el sebo.” Sirtim might have more to say.
     
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    duh! that's it! I remember now! What a difference between the stuff in the photo, white, fluffy, unscented and abundant compared to yesterday's yellow grease in a thin layer. Thank YOU! Going to write this down now.

    And if you want lye in México, it's called "sosa". I use that much more often so I don't forget.
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    I’m so glad I could help!
     
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    Here we call sosa the stuff we pour down the kitchen sinks to declog it lol
     
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    When I looked up rinionada, I found rinonada associated with pictures of steak. The tallow looks great!
     
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    Linguists tip: When I forget vocabulary - I describe it as best I can, for example 'grasa de vaca' (fat of cow). I even resort to making sounds if i forget the name of something - eg cow = moo moo. lol.
     
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    @Adobehead, it's "sebo".

    "Sebo de res" if you want to be very specific.
     
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    Point to note - if I recall correctly, a bird going 'tweet tweet' in English is actually going 'pio pio' in Spanish (or maybe that's in Japanese....?)
     
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    And Spanish dogs go "guau guau" while Spanish cockerels go "kikiriki*
     
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    Here sebo is anything greasy like.. Congealed fat we skim off the tops of dishes we cook, balms as in "sebo de (insert whatever it's made of)" lol

    And I just remembered.. We were laughing at my toddler just the other day coz he knows roosters say "cock a doodle doo" and I'm not even sure I got the spelling right lol.. And he asked an elderly neighbor and he answered "titilaok" haha

    Languages. Fun stuff..
     
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    Funny, exactly the same as cockerels do in Slovenia!
     

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