rind

1
[rahynd]
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noun
  1. a thick and firm outer coat or covering, as of certain fruits, cheeses, and meats: watermelon rind; orange rind; bacon rind.
  2. the bark of a tree.

Origin of rind

1
before 900; Middle English, Old English rind(e) tree bark, crust; cognate with German Rinde
Related formsrind·less, adjectiverind·y, adjective

rind

2

or rynd

[rahynd, rind]
noun
  1. a piece of iron running across an upper millstone as a support.

Origin of rind

2
1300–50; Middle English rynd; cognate with Middle Dutch rijn, Middle Low German rīn
Also called millrind.
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Related Words for rind

crust, layer, shell, peel, hull, husk, cortex, skin, bark, integument, epicarp

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British Dictionary definitions for rind

rind

noun
  1. a hard outer layer or skin on bacon, cheese, etc
  2. the outer layer of a fruit or of the spore-producing body of certain fungi
  3. 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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Word Origin and History for rind
n.

Old English rinde "bark, crust," later "peel of a fruit or vegetable" (c.1400), from Proto-Germanic *rind- (cf. Old Saxon rinda, Middle Dutch and Dutch rinde "bark of a tree," Old High German rinda, German Rinde), probably related to Old English rendan (see rend (v.)).

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