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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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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.spareribs - baked or roasted with a spicy saucespareribs - 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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The Salted Egg Spareribs is so juicy and tender, the pork married beautifully with the salted egg.
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