lard

Definitions

General English

Food

  • masculine Rendered-down pig fat, which is white, soft and has a distinctive flavour. The best lard comes from leaf fat, the fat around the kidneys. Often used with equal parts of butter or margarine for pastry-making.

Slang

  • noun a police officer or the police. The usage is derived from the earlier bacon and pig.

Travel

  • verb to cover meat with bacon, lard or other fat before cooking in the oven
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