- 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.