lard

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See also: Lard and lärd

English[edit]

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Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle English lard, from Old French lard (bacon), from Latin lārdum, lāridum (bacon fat).

Noun[edit]

lard (countable and uncountable, plural lards)

  1. Fat from the abdomen of a pig, especially as prepared for use in cooking or pharmacy.
  2. (obsolete) Fatty meat from a pig; bacon, pork.
  3. (slang) Excess fat on a person or animal.
    • 2020, Sophie Ranald, Thank You, Next: A perfect, uplifting and funny romantic comedy
      My wonderful partner is fond of pointing out that he and I have done the Covid crisis on easy mode: we have no children, no caring responsibilities, [] we have a fabulous community of people at our local fitness studio to keep the lockdown lard at bay and the cats love joining us for afternoon naps.
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Etymology 2[edit]

From Middle English larden, from Old French larder and Medieval Latin lārdō.

Verb[edit]

lard (third-person singular simple present lards, present participle larding, simple past and past participle larded)

  1. (cooking) To stuff (meat) with bacon or pork before cooking.
  2. To smear with fat or lard.
    • 1740, William Somervile, Hobbinol
      In his buff doublet larded o'er with fat / Of slaughtered brutes.
  3. To garnish or strew, especially with reference to words or phrases in speech and writing.
  4. To fatten; to enrich.
  5. (obsolete, intransitive) To grow fat.
  6. To mix or garnish with something, as by way of improvement; to interlard.
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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old French lard, from Latin lārdum, lāridum (bacon fat).

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lard m (plural lards)

  1. bacon
  2. lard

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Middle English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Old French lard, from Latin lāridum, lārdum.

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lard (uncountable)

  1. Bacon; fatty cured pork.
  2. (by extension) Other fatty cured meat.
  3. Lard, fat (usually of pigs)

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Descendants[edit]

  • English: lard
  • Scots: lair, laird (obsolete)

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Old French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin lardum, laridum (bacon fat).

Noun[edit]

lard m (oblique plural larz or lartz, nominative singular larz or lartz, nominative plural lard)

  1. A cut of meat from a pig.
  2. lard (fatty substance)

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Romanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin lardum, laridum (bacon fat).

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lard n (plural larduri)

  1. (regional) bacon
  2. (regional) pig-fat

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Romansch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin lārdum, lāridum (bacon fat).

Noun[edit]

lard m

  1. (Puter) bacon

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