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Pork ribs that are taken from the sides of the belly and that have had most of the meat trimmed off.
[Alteration of obsolete ribspare, from Low German ribbesper, pickled pork ribs roasted on a spit, from Middle Low German ribbespēr : ribbe, rib + spēr, spear, spit.]
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n. (used with a pl. v.)
a cut of meat from the ribs, esp. of pork or beef, with some meat adhering to the bones, often barbecued with a pungent sauce.
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|Noun||1.||spareribs - baked or roasted with a spicy sauce|
dish - a particular item of prepared food; "she prepared a special dish for dinner"
|2.||spareribs - cut of pork from the rib section with most of the meat trimmed off|
cut of pork - cut of meat from a hog or pig
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