- 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
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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
- a strip or cube of fat or bacon used in larding meat
C15: from Old French, from lard
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