\ 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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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

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Aside from adding umami, salt stops some of the chemical reactions and helps the rind develop. Marc Bona, cleveland.com, "The science of cheese: Cleveland doctor making ‘amazing’ artisanal cheeses," 26 June 2019 At six months, the rind darkens to brown, the texture firms up and the cheese becomes more robust. Florence Fabricant, New York Times, "A Buttery Spanish Cheese for Melting," 15 Jan. 2018 Yukon Jack’s pork rinds are light and airy and served in a variety of flavors. Anchorage Daily News, "10 things our dining writer can’t wait to eat at the Alaska State Fair," 22 Aug. 2019 Bogenmann says cooks use the offcuts from the restaurant for snacks, while the brews incorporate things such as fruit rinds and surplus herbs. Mark Johanson, Twin Cities, "Refshaleoen: Meet the trendiest neighborhood in Europe you’ve never heard of," 6 July 2019 Aunt Melba began grating the orange rind, and the clean, friendly smell filled her airy kitchen. Ruth Reichl, Good Housekeeping, "Good Read: Delicious!," 10 Mar. 2014 And, while not exactly Healthyish, pork rinds are a classically delicious addition too. Aliza Abarbanel, Bon Appétit, "Go Ahead and Fill Up on This Fiery Cashew Dip," 26 July 2019 In a large bowl with a fork, beat the eggs with a generous pinch of salt, pepper, lemon rind and juice, parsley, cilantro, and scallions. Sally Pasley Vargas, BostonGlobe.com, "Recipe: Salmon burgers in buns with corn salsa are the ultimate fish sandwiches," 22 July 2019 Next year will see supermarket aisles stocked with pork rinds made from mushrooms, and vegan jerky made from soy protein. Audrey Bruno, SELF, "12 Health Food Trends to Be on the Lookout for in 2019," 11 Dec. 2018

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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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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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authorized for issue (as a bond)

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