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

RINDED Defined for Kids


noun \ˈrīnd\

Definition of RIND for Kids

:  a tough outer layer <lemon rind>


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