cracklings

crackling

[krak-ling or for 2, 3, -luhn]
noun
1.
the making of slight cracking sounds rapidly repeated.
2.
the crisp browned skin or rind of roast pork.
3.
Usually, cracklings. Southern U.S. the crisp residue left when fat, especially hog or chicken fat, is rendered.

Origin:
1540–50; crackle + -ing1

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crackling (ˈkræklɪŋ)
 
n
the crisp browned skin of roast pork

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crackle
c.1560, crackelen, frequentative of cracken "to crack." The noun is recorded from 1833.
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