Is meat, although ending in '-o', a feminine word? It seems to be since salsus has declined to salsa
Please could we have the genders given in the hover hints?
It is feminine, yes. An exception to the general rule that nouns of the third declension that end in -o are masculine.
This however, is the only exception of this kind (-o feminine) that is listed in Bennett's grammar.
carne in Spanish and Italian is feminine still, as is chair in French, so this is something that stuck.
Cadair, chair in Welsh is feminine, but cig is masculine. Learning Welsh, I'm constantly comparing gender to that that of French and Italian.
Aren't third declension nouns ending in -o generally feminine? There are suffixes like -tudo and -tio that are feminine, for example.
Yes, it is 3rd declension, which has a lot more variability in gender than the 1st or 2nd.