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Can I use it in a food-related context? "grilled sheep bowels with lemon juice"?
To be honest, ostap, it's not a dish I'd be tempted to order from a menu in a restaurant, or thank you for if you served it to me as a guest at your dinner table.
I'd rather just have the lemon juice.
It doesn't sound very appetising to me, but yes. Often, in a food context, unpleasant-sounding things are given euphemisms - don't know if there's one for 'bowels'. Perhaps the generic 'lights', or perhaps 'innards'...
I am not a teacher.
Hog intestines as food are called "chitterlings" (pronounced CHIT-linz and often spelled "chitlins"). A Google search reveals that many people call sheep intestines as food "sheep chitterlings", which is much better than "bowels", which brings toilets to mind. A similar food word is, variously, "numbles", "umbles" or "humbles", which properly applies to deer only, and includes all the edible viscera. That's pretty rare.
Isn't "tripe" exactly it? (I do love beef tripe soup with lots of pepper and marjoram.)
PS: Oh, sorry, I was wrong. It's made of stomachs, not bowels.