- a thick, hard or tough natural outer covering, as of a watermelon, grapefruit, or orange
- any outer layer or skin suggestive of this, as of bacon or certain cheeses
Origin of rindMiddle English rinde ; from Old English rind, rinde ; from base of rendan, to rend
Origin of rindMiddle English, from Old English.
(third-person singular simple present rinds, present participle rinding, simple past and past participle rinded)
- To remove the rind from.
From Old English rinde, from Proto-Germanic *rindÇ. Cognate with German Rinde.
Cognate with Flemish rijne, Low German ryn.