AskDefine | Define lard

Dictionary Definition

lard n : soft white semisolid fat obtained by rendering the fatty tissue of the hog

Verb

1 prepare or cook with lard; "lard meat"

User Contributed Dictionary

English

Etymology

From Old (and modern) lard ‘bacon’, from Latin lardum, laridum, bacon fat.

Pronunciation

Noun

  1. fat from a pig; bacon, pork
  2. fat from the abdomen of a pig, especially as prepared for use in cooking or pharmacy

Translations

fat from the abdomen of a pig

Verb

  1. In the context of "cooking": to stuff (meat) with bacon or pork before cooking
  2. to smear with fat or lard
  3. to garnish or strew, especially with reference to words or phrases in speech and writing

French

Etymology

From Latin lardum, laridum, bacon fat.

Pronunciation

  • /laʀ/

Noun

lard m

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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