interlard

[in-ter-lahrd]

verb (used with object)

to diversify by adding or interjecting something unique, striking, or contrasting (usually followed by with): to interlard one's speech with oaths.
(of things) to be intermixed in.
Obsolete. to mix, as fat with lean meat.

Origin of interlard

1525–35; inter- + lard; replacing enterlard < Middle French entrelarder
Related formsin·ter·lar·da·tion, in·ter·lard·ment, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for interlard

interlard

verb (tr)

to scatter thickly in or between; intersperseto interlard one's writing with foreign phrases
to occur frequently in; be scattered in or throughforeign phrases interlard his writings
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Word Origin and History for interlard
v.

early 15c., "to mix with alternate layers of fat" (before cooking), from Middle French entrelarder, from entre- "between" (see inter-) + larder "to lard," from Old French lard "bacon fat" (see lard (n.)). Figurative sense of "diversify with something intermixed" first recorded 1560s. Related: Interlarded; interlarding.

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