Rind meaning

rīnd
A tough outer covering such as bark, the skin of some fruits, or the coating on cheese or bacon.
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A hard, tough outer layer, particularly on food such as fruit, cheese, etc.
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(figuratively, uncountable, rare, usually "the") The gall, the crust, the insolence; often as "the immortal rind"
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To remove the rind from.
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An iron support fitting used on the upper millstone of a grist mill.
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A thick, hard or tough natural outer covering, as of a watermelon, grapefruit, or orange.
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Any outer layer or skin suggestive of this, as of bacon or certain cheeses.
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Tree bark.
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Origin of rind

  • Middle English from Old English
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • From Old English rinde, from Proto-Germanic *rindÇ­. Cognate with German Rinde.
    From Wiktionary
  • Cognate with Flemish rijne, Low German ryn.
    From Wiktionary