the rendered fat of hogs, especially the internal fat of the abdomen.
verb (used with object)
to apply lard or grease to.
to prepare or enrich (lean meat, chicken, etc.) with pork or fat, especially with lardons.
to supplement or enrich with something for improvement or ornamentation: a literary work larded with mythological allusions.

1300–50; Middle English (v.), late Middle English (noun) < Middle French larder (v.), lard (noun) < Latin lār(i)dum bacon fat; akin to Greek lārīnós fat (adj.)

lardlike, adjective
overlard, verb (used with object)
unlarded, adjective
well-larded, adjective Unabridged
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lard (lɑːd)
1.  the rendered fat from a pig, esp from the abdomen, used in cooking
2.  informal excess fat on a person's body
3.  to prepare (lean meat, poultry, etc) by inserting small strips of bacon or fat before cooking
4.  to cover or smear (foods) with lard
5.  to add extra material to (speech or writing); embellish
[C15: via Old French from Latin lāridum bacon fat]

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Word Origin & History

c.1420, "fat of a swine," from O.Fr. larde "bacon fat," from L. lardum "lard, bacon," probably cognate with Gk. larinos "fat," laros "pleasing to the taste."
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soft, creamy, white solid or semisolid fat with butter-like consistency, obtained by rendering or melting the fatty tissue of hogs. A highly valued cooking and baking fat, lard is blended, frequently after modification by molecular rearrangement or hydrogenation, with other fats and oils to make shortening. Antioxidants are usually added to lard and shortenings to protect against rancidity. Lard is also used in pharmacy and perfumery to make ointments and pomades.

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Example sentences
Pigs carved from lard celebrate in song the benefits of fat.
He was a tub of lard whom you could willingly have pushed over a cliff.
They use of a lot of lard to improve the mouth feel.
And of course it was my bad not to lard even more caveats into the post in the
  first place.
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