DONBA, the fatty part of the sheep’s tail, traditionally used as a cooking fat, sometimes in melted form, or as an inexpensive meat substitute. Nowadays it is less frequently used because of the harmful effects of animal fat.
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(M. R. Ghanoonparvar)
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