from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A cut of meat including the rib bones.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A piece of pork, consisting or ribs with little flesh on them.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A cut of pork consisting of the upper part of a row of ribs with the meat adhering to them. Sparerib roasted or broiled is esteemed a delicacy.

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

  • n. a cut of pork ribs with much of the meat trimmed off


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  • The "sparerib" of southern cooks is made of the rib bones from a roast of pork, and makes a favorite dish when well browned.

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  • Just yesterday while working Pritch in a grass lot she passed up her dummy in favor of a sparerib bone that she took great joy in bringing back to me.

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  • He used his napkin to wipe sparerib glaze from his lips before leaning over and hugging her and planting a kiss on her cheek.

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  • The final step was to buy a whole sparerib section, skin on.

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  • Dancing a couple of times, auctions, the day on the borrowed raft, four—no, five—movies, fishing with Byron, badminton, the fireworks and the sparerib dinner outside the Town Hall on the Fourth.

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  • Or, most recently, this clear soup with soft cubes of turnip and a background smokiness of sparerib bones.

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  • Thanks for sparerib Hawaiian, chicken noodle soup, babaloa, shimesaba, chicken kiev, chicken liver salad and that awesome mocha cake with buttercream frosting...and of course all of the non-food-related things you've done for me!

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  • If Endora decided to prove that Darrin was stubborn and pig-headed by giving him the head of a pig, it was inevitable that the client would turn out to be the owner of a chain of pork sparerib restaurants that needed a logo.

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  • Larry mulled that over like a fella looking for one last bite of meat on a gnawed-up sparerib.

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  • To Ruth, the line looked like a sparerib picked clean of meat.

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