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rind

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[ rahynd ]
/ raɪnd /
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noun

a thick and firm outer coat or covering, as of certain fruits, cheeses, and meats: watermelon rind; orange rind; bacon rind.
the bark of a tree.

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Origin of rind

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before 900; Middle English, Old English rind(e) tree bark, crust; cognate with German Rinde

OTHER WORDS FROM rind

rindless, adjectiverindy, adjective

Definition for rind (2 of 2)

rind2

or rynd

[ rahynd, rind ]
/ raɪnd, rɪnd /

noun

a piece of iron running across an upper millstone as a support.
Also called millrind.

Origin of rind

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1300–50; Middle English rynd; cognate with Middle Dutch rijn,Middle Low German rīn
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British Dictionary definitions for rind

rind
/ (raɪnd) /

noun

a hard outer layer or skin on bacon, cheese, etc
the outer layer of a fruit or of the spore-producing body of certain fungi
the outer layer of the bark of a tree

Word Origin for rind

Old English rinde; Old High German rinta, German Rinde
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