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spareribs

[ spair-ribz ]
/ ˈspɛərˌrɪbz /
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noun (used with a plural verb)
a cut of meat from the rib section, especially of pork or beef, with some meat adhering to the bones.
a dish of this meat, usually baked, roasted, or barbecued with a pungent sauce.
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Origin of spareribs

1590–1600; transposed variant of earlier ribspare<Middle Low German ribbespēr rib cut; compare obsolete spare a cut, slice
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