[ lahr-dn ]
/ ˈlɑr dn /


a strip of fat used in larding, especially as drawn through the substance of meat, chicken, etc., with a kind of needle or pin.
Also lar·doon [lahr-doon] /lɑrˈdun/.

Origin of lardon

1400–50; late Middle English lardun < Middle French lardon piece of pork, equivalent to lard lard + -on noun suffix Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for lardoon

  • Draw the needle through carefully so that the ends of the lardoon may project evenly over the surface of the meat.

    Fifty-Two Sunday Dinners|Elizabeth O. Hiller

British Dictionary definitions for lardoon


lardoon (lɑːˈduːn)

/ (ˈlɑːdən) /


a strip or cube of fat or bacon used in larding meat

Word Origin for lardon

C15: from Old French, from lard
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