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Origin: OFr from Classical Latin lardum, bacon fat, lard from Indo-European base an unverified form lai-, fat from source Glassical Greek larinos, fattened, fat, Classical Latin largus, large
- to cover or smear with lard or other fat; grease
- to put strips of fat pork, bacon, etc. over, or into slits in (meat or poultry) before cooking; interlard
- to add to; embellish; garnish: a talk larded with jokes
Origin: ME larden < OFr larder
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- To cover or coat with lard or a similar fat.
- To insert strips of fat or bacon in (meat) before cooking.
- a. To enrich or lace heavily with extra material; embellish: larded the report with quotations.b. To fill throughout; inject: “The history of Sicily was larded with treachery” (Mario Puzo).
Origin: Middle English, from Old French larde, from Latin lārdum.
- lardˈy adjective