Rind Definition

rīnd
rinds
noun
A thick, hard or tough natural outer covering, as of a watermelon, grapefruit, or orange.
Webster's New World
Any outer layer or skin suggestive of this, as of bacon or certain cheeses.
Webster's New World

Tree bark.

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(figuratively, uncountable, rare, usually "the") The gall, the crust, the insolence; often as "the immortal rind"

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An iron support fitting used on the upper millstone of a grist mill.

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Antonyms:
interior. See syn. study at skin.skincenterinside
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verb
To remove the rind from.
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Other Word Forms of Rind

Noun

Singular:
rind
Plural:
rinds

Origin of Rind

  • From Old English rinde, from Proto-Germanic *rindÇ­. Cognate with German Rinde.

    From Wiktionary

  • Cognate with Flemish rijne, Low German ryn.

    From Wiktionary

  • Middle English from Old English

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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