The white solid or semisolid rendered fat of a hog.
tr.v. lard·ed, lard·ing, lards
1. To cover or coat with lard or a similar fat.
2. To insert strips of fat or bacon in (meat) before cooking.
a. To enrich or lace heavily with extra material; embellish: larded the report with quotations.
b. To fill throughout; inject: "The history of Sicily was larded with treachery" (Mario Puzo).
[Middle English, from Old French larde, from Latin lārdum.]
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