Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A tough outer covering such as bark, the skin of some fruits, or the coating on cheese or bacon.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • To take the rind from; bark; decorticate.
  • noun A thick and firm outer coat or covering, as of animals, plants, fruits, cheeses, etc.; a thick skin or integument; specifically, in botany, same as cortex: applied to the outer layer or layers of a fungus-body, to the cortical layer (see cortical) of a lichen, as well as to the bark of trees.
  • noun The skin of a whale; whale-rind: a whalers' term.
  • noun Edge; border.
  • noun Synonyms Peel, etc. See skin.
  • noun See rynd.
  • noun A strip of cloth placed under the leather on the handle of a golf-club to thicken the grip.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • transitive verb rare To remove the rind of; to bark.
  • noun The external covering or coat, as of flesh, fruit, trees, etc.; skin; hide; bark; peel; shell.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun An iron support fitting used on the upper millstone of a grist mill
  • noun tree bark
  • noun A hard, tough outer layer, particularly on food such as fruit, cheese, etc
  • noun figuratively, uncountable, rare The gall, the crust, the insolence; often as "the immortal rind"
  • verb transitive To remove the rind from.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun the natural outer covering of food (usually removed before eating)

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Middle English, from Old English.]

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

Cognate with Flemish rijne, Low German ryn.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

Old English rinde

Examples

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    July 2, 2008

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    July 2, 2008

  • Not to be confused with Rindfleischetikettierungsüberwachungsaufgabenübertragungsgesetz.

    July 5, 2008

  • How do you tell the difference?

    July 5, 2008