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baby back ribs

plural noun

the meaty pork ribs that come from the blade and center section of the loin, the lower back rib section


These are finger-lickin' good baby back ribs - the meat is so tender that it falls off the bone as you lift them out of the pan.

Word Origin

1981; not from the age but the size of the ribs

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