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rind1

[rahynd] /raɪnd/
noun
1.
a thick and firm outer coat or covering, as of certain fruits, cheeses, and meats:
watermelon rind; orange rind; bacon rind.
2.
the bark of a tree.
Origin
900
before 900; Middle English, Old English rind(e) tree bark, crust; cognate with German Rinde
Related forms
rindless, adjective
rindy, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for rindless

rind

/raɪnd/
noun
1.
a hard outer layer or skin on bacon, cheese, etc
2.
the outer layer of a fruit or of the spore-producing body of certain fungi
3.
the outer layer of the bark of a tree
Word Origin
Old English rinde; Old High German rinta, German Rinde
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Word Origin and History for rindless
rind
O.E. rinde "bark, crust," later "peel of a fruit or vegetable" (c.1400), from P.Gmc. *rendo- (cf. O.S. rinda, M.Du. rinde, Ger. Rinde), related to O.E. rendan "to rend."
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