\ ˈrīnd How to pronounce rind (audio) , dialectal ˈrīn \

Definition of rind

1 : the bark of a tree
2 : a usually hard or tough outer layer : peel, crust

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Other Words from rind

rinded \ ˈrīn-​dəd How to pronounce rinded (audio) \ adjective

Examples of rind in a Sentence

the rind of a watermelon the rind of a cheese
Recent Examples on the Web Add in meat, bay leaf, red pepper flakes, basil, oregano and the rind from the parmesan for extra flavor. Alex Darus, cleveland, "7 ways to easily amp up your weeknight dinners," 25 Aug. 2020 Starting at the top, carve off the rind, following the contours of the melon. Washington Post, "Ice pops are a quintessential summer treat. Here’s how to make your own.," 24 Aug. 2020 The exception is hubbard-type squash (hard with a green or yellow rind), which store best with stems completely removed. oregonlive, "How to harvest and prep pumpkins and squash for winter storage," 24 Aug. 2020 Carlyle presents a recurring image of social order as the Earth’s crust, a rind above oceans of red-hot lava. John D. Hagen, National Review, "The Gospel of Jean-Jacques," 20 Aug. 2020 The early sun, crisp as a lemon rind, speculated across the face of the cool water. Rowan Ricardo Phillips, Condé Nast Traveler, "The Childhood Trip to Antigua that Shaped Me As a Traveler," 14 Aug. 2020 As Isaac Schultz reports for Atlas Obscura, folium was once used to color everything from illustrations of biblical scenes to the rind of a Dutch cheese. Theresa Machemer, Smithsonian Magazine, "Researchers Follow a 15th-Century Recipe to Recreate Medieval Blue Ink," 21 Apr. 2020 Added to a drink—even just with club soda—the fruity notes, like Japanese melon, white grapes, and pickled watermelon rind, come through nicely. Timothy Latterner, Condé Nast Traveler, "How to Stock a Bar Cart to Recreate Cocktails from Around the World At Home," 7 July 2020 Cut the rind of one orange and one lemon into matchsticks without too much of the pith. cleveland, "Ice cream toppings to help you chill out this summer," 13 July 2020

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First Known Use of rind

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for rind

Middle English, from Old English; akin to Old High German rinda bark, and probably to Old English rendan to rend

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The first known use of rind was before the 12th century

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“Rind.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/rind. Accessed 24 Sep. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of rind

: 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)


\ ˈrīnd How to pronounce rind (audio) \

Kids Definition of rind

: a tough outer layer lemon rind

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