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Definition of "lard" []

  • The white solid or semisolid rendered fat of a hog. (noun)
  • To cover or coat with lard or a similar fat. (verb-transitive)
  • To insert strips of fat or bacon in (meat) before cooking. (verb-transitive)
  • To enrich or lace heavily with extra material; embellish: larded the report with quotations. (verb-transitive)
  • To fill throughout; inject: "The history of Sicily was larded with treachery” ( Mario Puzo). (verb-transitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "lard" in a sentence
  • "So when you eat pie or hot biscuit, in which animal lard is used, _you eat raw animal lard_."
  • ""The word lard has become this generally derogatory term associated with fat and disgustingness," says Dan Pashman who hosts a food podcast called The Sporkful."
  • "Be sure to try tasajo (delicious grilled beef, which might be the meat in Anónimo's photograph), and a tlayuda con asiento (a great big crisp tortilla spread with what's on the bottom of the pot after lard is rendered and strained -- it's marvelous)."