- adjective (written as bardé)Wrapped or covered in a thin solid sheet of fat or fatty bacon, used in roasting to protect parts from the heat
- verb to put a strip of fat or fatty meat over a joint of meat to prevent it from drying out when cooking
- verb to put a strip of fat or fatty meat, such as a rasher of bacon, over meat to prevent it from drying out when cooking
Origin & History of “bard”
Bard is of Celtic origin. A prehistoric Old Celtic *bardos produced Scottish and Irish Gaelic bárd and Welsh bardd, which meant ‘poet-singer’. It appears to have been the Scottish form which introduced the word into English, in the sense ‘strolling minstrel’. The modern, more elevated meaning ‘poet’ is 17th-century.