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rind Line breaks: rind
Pronunciation: /rʌɪnd/

Definition of rind in English:


[mass noun]
1The tough outer skin of certain fruit, especially citrus fruit: decorate with fine shreds of orange rind [count noun]: olive oil infused with lemon rinds
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  • This deliciously deep fried pastry has dates, orange and lemon extract, anisette, chopped nuts, orange rind, and lemon rind.
  • Think of perfectly ripened pineapple chunks, minus the labor of carving away the tough rind.
  • Traditional additions to such a risotto would include finely grated lemon rind, and freshly picked peas with lots of black pepper.
skin, peel, covering, zest;
hull, pod, shell, husk, crust, shuck, capsule, outer layer, bark;
technical epicarp, pericarp, exocarp
1.1The hard outer edge of cheese or bacon: curls of bacon rind were left on his plate [count noun]: Pecorino Romano has a white, waxy rind
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  • Remove the rinds from the bacon and chop it finely.
  • Among the other varieties with natural rinds are semi-hard cheeses like British farmhouse Cheddar, Cheshire and Gloucester.
  • The yucca root is often served with pork rind and greens and sold at roadside stands.
1.2The bark of a tree or plant: with the liberal use of birch rind and creosote splits we soon had fires going
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  • It grows in coppices or clumps near or on the banks of rivers and creeks: many stems usually arise from a root,… and are covered with several barks or rinds the last of which being of a cinereous dirt color and very thin.
  • Cinnamon is actually the dried tree bark from young branches, separated from the cork and outer rind.
1.3The hard outer layer of a rhizomorph or other part of a fungus.
1.4The skin or blubber of a whale: Jeffries was flensing the rind free
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  • In the meat market you can buy mattaq - whale rind from a humpback whale.


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Strip the bark from (a tree): when the meat ran out they had to rind trees and chew the inner bark for nourishment
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  • I used to watch them felling trees, and sometimes I would be allowed to rind the tree trunks.


Old English rind(e) 'bark of a tree'; related to Dutch run and German Rinde, of unknown origin.

  • In Old English rind is the word for the bark of a tree, developing the sense outer part of fruit in the Middle Ages.



[in combination]: yellow-rinded lemons


Example sentences
  • And his succulent sausages and lip-smacking rindless unsmoked back bacon have stimulated taste buds in Cuba, where British meat products are banned.
  • His sausages and rindless, unsmoked back bacon have proved a sizzling success in Cuba, where British meat products are banned.
  • Egmont is a semi-hard rindless cheese, designed to fit a balance between Gouda and Cheddar.

Words that rhyme with rind

affined, behind, bind, blind, find, hind, humankind, interwind, kind, mankind, mind, nonaligned, resigned, unaligned, unassigned, unconfined, undefined, undersigned, undesigned, unlined, unrefined, unsigned, wynd

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