lard

[ lahrd ]
/ lɑrd /

noun

the rendered fat of hogs, especially the internal fat of the abdomen.

verb (used with object)

to apply lard or grease to.
to prepare or enrich (lean meat, chicken, etc.) with pork or fat, especially with lardons.
to supplement or enrich with something for improvement or ornamentation: a literary work larded with mythological allusions.

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Origin of lard

1300–50; Middle English (v.), late Middle English (noun) < Middle French larder (v.), lard (noun) < Latin lār(i)dum bacon fat; akin to Greek lārīnós fat (adj.)

Related forms

lard·like, adjectiveo·ver·lard, verb (used with object)un·lard·ed, adjectivewell-lard·ed, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for lard

lard

/ (lɑːd) /

noun

the rendered fat from a pig, esp from the abdomen, used in cooking
informal excess fat on a person's body

verb (tr)

to prepare (lean meat, poultry, etc) by inserting small strips of bacon or fat before cooking
to cover or smear (foods) with lard
to add extra material to (speech or writing); embellish

Derived Forms

lardlike, adjective

Word Origin for lard

C15: via Old French from Latin lāridum bacon fat
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