rind

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noun \ˈrīnd, dial ˈrīn\

Definition of rind

  1. 1 :  the bark of a tree

  2. 2 :  a usually hard or tough outer layer :  peel, crust

rinded

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Examples of rind in a sentence

  1. the rind of a watermelon

  2. the rind of a cheese

Origin and Etymology 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



RIND Defined for English Language Learners

rind

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noun \ˈrīnd, dial ˈrīn\

Definition of rind for English Language Learners

  • : 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)


RIND Defined for Kids

rind

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noun \ˈrīnd\

Definition of rind for Students

  1. :  a tough outer layer <lemon rind>


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