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

1590–1600; transposed variant of earlier ribspare < Middle Low German ribbespēr rib cut; compare obsolete spare a cut, slice Unabridged
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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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Example sentences
The fragrant spice rub used to make this dish is good on chicken and spareribs
  as well.
Appetizers include foil-wrapped chicken, barbecued spareribs, fried wontons and
  crispy shrimp.
He grilled chicken, hamburgers, spareribs and turkeys year-round.
He's even made a gold-capped necklace from his lunch: spareribs he took home in
  a doggie bag.
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