Definition of rind noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//raɪnd//
    ; NAmE NAmE//raɪnd//
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  1. 1[uncountable] the thick outer layer of some types of fruit lemon rind Add the grated rind of one lemon. Stir the grated orange rind into the mixture. compare peel, skin, zest
  2. 2[uncountable, countable] the thick outer skin of some foods such as bacon and some types of cheese The name of the cheese is stamped on the rind.
  3. Word OriginOld English rind(e) ‘bark of a tree’; related to Dutch run and German Rinde, of unknown origin.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: rind