bard

Definitions

Food

  • 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

Travel

  • 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.
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