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interlard

[ in-ter-lahrd ]
/ ˌɪn tərˈlɑrd /
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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.
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Origin of interlard

First recorded in 1400–50; Middle English interlarden, enterlarde, from Middle French entrelarder, equivalent to entre “between,” from Latin inter + larder “to cook with lard or bacon fat”; see origin at inter- + lard

OTHER WORDS FROM interlard

in·ter·lar·da·tion, in·ter·lard·ment, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for interlard

interlard
/ (ˌɪntəˈlɑːd) /

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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