• Fat from the abdomen of a pig, especially as prepared for use in cooking or pharmacy.
  • Fatty meat from a pig; bacon, pork.
  • Excess fat on a person or animal.


  • To stuff (meat) with bacon or pork before cooking.
  • To smear with fat or lard.
  • To garnish or strew, especially with reference to words or phrases in speech and writing.
  • To fatten; to enrich.
  • To grow fat.
  • To mix or garnish with something, as by way of improvement; to interlard.


  • From Middle English lard, from Old French lard ("bacon"), from Latin lārdum, lāridum.
  • From Middle English larden, from Old French larder and Medieval Latin lārdō.

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