noun \ˈrīnd, dial ˈrīn\

: the tough, outer skin of some fruits that is usually removed before the fruit is eaten

: a tough, outer surface of some foods (such as certain cheeses)

Full Definition of RIND

:  the bark of a tree
:  a usually hard or tough outer layer :  peel, crust
rind·ed \ˈrīn-dəd\ adjective

Examples of RIND

  1. the rind of a watermelon
  2. the rind of a cheese

Origin of RIND

Middle English, from Old English; akin to Old High German rinda bark, and probably to Old English rendan to rend
First Known Use: before 12th century

Other Botany Terms

annual, burgeon, chloroplast, nomenclature, succulent, sylvan, xylem

Rhymes with RIND


Next Word in the Dictionary: rind disease
Previous Word in the Dictionary: rincon
All Words Near: rind

Seen & Heard

What made you want to look up rind? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Get Our Free Apps
Voice Search, Favorites,
Word of the Day, and More
Join Us on FB & Twitter
Get the Word of the Day and More