spare-ribs

spareribs

[spair-ribz]
noun (used with a plural verb)
1.
a cut of meat from the rib section, especially of pork or beef, with some meat adhering to the bones.
2.
a dish of this meat, usually baked, roasted, or barbecued with a pungent sauce.

Origin:
1590–1600; transposed variant of earlier ribspare < Middle Low German ribbespēr rib cut; compare obsolete spare a cut, slice

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spareribs

noun
1. baked or roasted with a spicy sauce [syn: barbecued spareribs
2. cut of pork from the rib section with most of the meat trimmed off 
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