rind


Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Acronyms, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
Related to rind: reversible ischemic neurologic deficit

rind

 (rīnd)
n.
A tough outer covering such as bark, the skin of some fruits, or the coating on cheese or bacon.

[Middle English, from Old English.]

rind

(raɪnd)
n
1. (Cookery) a hard outer layer or skin on bacon, cheese, etc
2. (Botany) the outer layer of a fruit or of the spore-producing body of certain fungi
3. (Botany) the outer layer of the bark of a tree
[Old English rinde; Old High German rinta, German Rinde]

rind

(raɪnd)

n.
1. a thick and firm outer coat or covering: watermelon rind; orange rind; bacon rind.
2. the bark of a tree.
[before 900; Middle English, Old English rind(e) tree bark, crust; c. German Rinde]
rind′less, adj.
rind′y, adj.

rind

  • crust - From French crouste, from Latin crusta, "rind, shell; incrustation."
  • pith - First referred to the spongy cellular tissue in the stems and branches of many plants, and also the spongy white tissue lining the rind of citrus fruits.
  • rind, peel - The rind is the hard or tough covering on oranges, grapefruit, and watermelon; once removed, skin or rind is usually known as peel.
  • sward - The rind of bacon or pork.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.rind - the natural outer covering of food (usually removed before eating)
bacon rind - the rind of bacon
peel, skin - the rind of a fruit or vegetable
cheese rind - the rind of a cheese
material, stuff - the tangible substance that goes into the makeup of a physical object; "coal is a hard black material"; "wheat is the stuff they use to make bread"

rind

noun
1. skin, peel, outer layer, epicarp grated lemon rind
2. crust, covering, shell, husk, integument Cut off the rind of the cheese

rind

noun
The outer covering of a fruit:
Translations
قِشْرَه، سَطْح جاف
kůra
skalskorpesvær
kuori
börkur; hÿîi; para; skorpa
ādiņamiza
lupina

rind

[raɪnd] N [of fruit] → cáscara f; [of cheese, bacon] → corteza f

rind

[ˈraɪnd] n
[bacon] → couenne f
[cheese] → croûte f
(= peel) [lemon, orange] → écorce f
grated rind of 1 orange → zeste d'une orange

rind

n (of cheese)Rinde f; (of bacon)Schwarte f; (of fruit)Schale f

rind

[raɪnd] n (of fruit) → buccia; (of lemon) → scorza; (of cheese) → crosta; (of bacon) → cotenna

rind

(raind) noun
a thick, hard outer layer or covering, especially the outer surface of cheese or bacon, or the peel of fruit. bacon-rind; lemon-rind.
References in classic literature ?
Now as the blubber envelopes the whale precisely as the rind does an orange, so is it stripped off from the body precisely as an orange is sometimes stripped by spiralizing it.
In some previous place I have described to you how the blubber wraps the body of the whale, as the rind wraps an orange.
They found a small recess in the one nearest the base of the rock, with a pallet of blankets spread down in it; also an old suspender, some bacon rind, and the well-gnawed bones of two or three fowls.
I'll call th' robin up," he said, "and give him th' rind o' th' bacon to peck at.
I stole some bread, some rind of cheese, about half a jar of mincemeat (which I tied up in my pocket-handkerchief with my last night's slice), some brandy from a stone bottle (which I decanted into a glass bottle I had secretly used for making that intoxicating fluid, Spanish-liquorice-water, up in my room: diluting the stone bottle from a jug in the kitchen cupboard), a meat bone with very little on it, and a beautiful round compact pork pie.
it was beautiful, never before nor since have I seen such beauty, for there was this about the loveliness of my daughter, the Lily: it seemed to flow from within--yes, as light will flow through the thin rind of a gourd, and in that she differed from the other women of our people, who, when they are fair are fair with the flesh alone.
Then she peeled it, ate it, and threw the rind out of the window, and it so happened that a mare that was running loose in the court below ate up the rind.
I therefore made no scruple of gathering and eating it, without knowing that the inhabitants always peeled it, the rind being a violent purgative; so that, eating the fruit and skin together, I fell into such a disorder as almost brought me to my end.
It was like the perfect rind of a great cheese, in which a mouse had dwelt and nibbled till it was a cheese no more.
The colour on her cheek was like the bloom on a good apple, which is as sound at the core as it is red on the rind.
Every twig was covered with a white nap as of fur grown from the rind during the night, giving it four times its usual stoutness; the whole bush or tree forming a staring sketch in white lines on the mournful gray of the sky and horizon.
They had Camembert cheese, and it disgusted Philip to see that she ate rind and all of the portion that was given her.