\ 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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Cut downward in following the shape of the melon to remove strips of rind. Susan Westmoreland, Good Housekeeping, "The Easiest Way to Cut a Watermelon Like a Pro," 6 May 2019 Watch as two tasters try to pass the Master Cicerone (which is pronounced nothing like the Spanish word for pork rinds and more like the sea-sir-own). James Lynch, Popular Mechanics, "We Made a Beer Documentary and You Can Pre-Order It Now," 27 Feb. 2019 And who could possibly find fault with sustainably raised pork rinds? Tamar Adler, Vogue, "Is Healthy Snack Food Actually Healthy—or Just Addictive?," 18 Jan. 2019 Intense aromas of lemongrass, under-ripe pineapple, lemon pith, orange rind and lime zest will add a citrus element to this already-vivid dish, while also balancing the rich cheese and olive oil. Michael Austin, chicagotribune.com, "Pesto in winter? Of course, and here are wines that match the richness," 24 Jan. 2018 Peel oranges to completely remove bitter rind, and cut in half. Allegra Ben-amotz, WSJ, "This Ingredient Lights Up a Dish Like No Other," 18 Dec. 2018 Sprinkle the lamb with the olive oil, lemon rind, and garlic. Sheryl Julian, BostonGlobe.com, "Recipe: Get a skillet blazing hot and you can make Middle Eastern lamb shawarma at home," 28 May 2018 His logic led my grandpa to eat pork rinds for a year. Jamie Lauren Keiles, Vox, "How low-fat dairy came to rule the US — and why that’s changing.," 20 Dec. 2018 His typical spread included barbecue, tacos, tamales, pork rinds with hot sauce, with a healthy complement of blue bell ice cream and Klondike bars. Caroline Hallemann, Town & Country, "Read the Full Transcript of George P. Bush's Eulogy for His Grandfather, George H.W. Bush," 6 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)


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Kids Definition of rind

: a tough outer layer lemon rind

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