from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n.pl. Pork ribs with most of the meat trimmed off.
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- n. Plural form of sparerib.
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- n. baked or roasted with a spicy sauce
- n. cut of pork from the rib section with most of the meat trimmed off
Alteration of obsolete ribspare, from Low German ribbesper, pickled pork ribs roasted on a spit, from Middle Low German ribbespēr : ribbe, rib + spēr, spear, spit.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)