well larded


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
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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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lard definition

  1. n.
    the police. (Streets. Derogatory. See also bacon; pig; pork.) : If the lard catches you violating your parole, you're through.
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