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American English: /lɑrd/
British English: /lɑːd/

Translation of lard in Spanish:


  • manteca (feminine) or (River Plate area) grasa (feminine) de cerdo
    he's a tub o lump of lard [colloquial]
    es una bola de grasa [colloquial]
    Example sentences
    • I'm rolling in blubber, drowning in my own lard.
    • Prof Barnett and his colleagues have been at the forefront of research into the understanding that fat cells around the waistline are not passive lumps of lard but are highly active, pumping out proteins and hormones.
    • These are essentially sexless mutants who don't waste their energy on looking for Mr or Mrs Right for some fun in the spawning season but devote their instincts on overeating and laying on the lard.

transitive verb

  • 1.1 (Cookery)
    untar or engrasar con manteca or (River Plate area) grasa de cerdo
    1.2 (intersperse) See examples:to lard something with something
    salpicar algo de algo
    her conversation was larded with anecdotes
    su conversación estuvo salpicada de anécdotas
    Example sentences
    • Listen to children when they speak and you'll be taken aback by the throw-away phrases that lard every conversation.
    • By chance, Ch'ien makes this statement in a discussion of the Chinese translations of Ezra Pound, which may explain why the sentence is primarily in German and why the essay is larded with quotations from other European languages.
    • These thick volumes, stuffed with tables and larded with long quotations in Greek and Hebrew, offered their readers long analyses of the dates of world history and the development of every imaginable calendar.
    Example sentences
    • The meat is generally larded for this, and many consider it is best slightly underdone.
    • For the sweetbreads, place the sweetbreads on a cutting board and, using a thin larding needle, lard with smoked bacon.
    • For the scallops, place the scallops on a cutting board and, using a thin larding needle, lard each scallop with five strips of truffles.
    Example sentences
    • Mary has a fondness for Malpeque oysters; lards her chowder with double-smoked bacon, the way they fix it at Pearl; and accompanies her rolls (clam, lobster) with tall thatches of fried string potatoes.

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