Other forms: rinds

A rind is a thick, inedible peel. You'll have to remove the rind of your orange before you eat it.

Most rinds occur naturally, growing to cover and protect a fruit or a plant. You can also call the thick, waxy covering on a wheel of cheese a rind, or the inedible skin on a sausage or another food. The Old English root rinde originally meant "bark or crust," and later also "peel of a fruit or vegetable."

Definitions of rind
  1. noun
    the natural outer covering of food (usually removed before eating)
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    bacon rind
    the rind of bacon
    peel, skin
    the rind of a fruit or vegetable
    cheese rind
    the rind of a cheese
    the outer skin of a potato
    banana peel, banana skin
    the skin of a banana (especially when it is stripped off and discarded)
    lemon peel, lemon rind
    the rind of a lemon
    orange peel, orange rind
    the rind of an orange
    type of:
    material, stuff
    the tangible substance that goes into the makeup of a physical object
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