- 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.
Origin of rind1
- a piece of iron running across an upper millstone as a support.
Origin of rind2
Examples from the Web for rind
Fig. 23 shows a ham from which the rind has not been removed.Woman's Institute Library of Cookery, Vol. 3
Woman's Institute of Domestic Arts and Sciences
If the skin or rind is rough, and cannot he nipped, it is old.Directions for Cookery, in its Various Branches
They are quite like ours both in the wood, the leaf, and the rind.The History of Louisiana
Le Page Du Pratz
Beat and sift a pound and a quarter of double-refined sugar; grate the rind of two large lemons, and mix it well with the sugar.
Pare off as thin as possible the rind of a lemon, or of a Seville orange, so as not to cut off any of the white with it.
- 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 and History for rind
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.)).