a strip of fat used in larding, especially as drawn through the substance of meat, chicken, etc., with a kind of needle or pin.
Also, lardoon [lahr-doon] .

1400–50; late Middle English lardun < Middle French lardon piece of pork, equivalent to lard lard + -on noun suffix Unabridged
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lardon or lardoon (ˈlɑːdən, lɑːˈduːn)
a strip or cube of fat or bacon used in larding meat
[C15: from Old French, from lard]
lardoon or lardoon
[C15: from Old French, from lard]

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