lar·​doon lär-ˈdün How to pronounce lardoon (audio)
variants or lardon
: a strip (as of salt pork) with which meat is larded

Word History


Middle English lardon, borrowed from Anglo-French lardun, lardon (also continental Old French lardon), from lard, larde "cured pork fat, bacon" + -on, diminutive suffix, going back to Latin -ōn-, -ō, suffix of nouns denoting persons with a prominent characteristic — more at lard entry 2

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of lardoon was in the 14th century

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Cite this Entry

“Lardoon.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Dec. 2023.

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