spare ribs


spare ribs
spare ribs 1590s, from meaning "absence of fat" (see SPARE (Cf. spare)), or perhaps from M.L.G. ribbesper "spare ribs," from sper "spit," from P.Gmc. *speru, from PIE *sper- "pole, spear," related to SPAR (Cf. spar) (n.1).

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  • Spare ribs — (also called spareribs) are a variety of pork ribs, cooked and eaten in various cuisines around the world. They are the most inexpensive cut of pork ribs. They are a long cut from the lower portion of the pig, specifically the belly and… …   Wikipedia

  • Spare Ribs — Spare|ribs [ spɛərɪbz], (auch:) Spare Ribs <Pl.> [engl. spare ribs (Pl.), viell. < mniederd. ribbespeer (↑Rippenspeer) unter Anlehnung an engl. spare = mager, hager, dünn; 2. Bestandteil engl. ribs = Rippen, verw. mit ↑Rippe]:… …   Universal-Lexikon

  • spare ribs — noun plural meat that comes from the chest of an animal, especially a pig, that is cooked and eaten with the bones in: barbecued spare ribs …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • spare ribs — UK US noun [plural] meat that comes from the chest of an animal, especially a pig, that is cooked and eaten with the bones in barbecued spare ribs Thesaurus: joints and cuts of meathyponym …   Useful english dictionary

  • spare ribs — [ US ˈ. .] n [plural] the ↑ribs of a pig and the meat on them, eaten as food …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • spare ribs — UK / US noun [plural] meat that comes from the chest of an animal, especially a pig, that is cooked and eaten with the bones in barbecued spare ribs …   English dictionary

  • spare ribs — /ˈspɛə rɪbz/ (say spair ribz) plural noun a cut of meat, especially pork, containing ribs from the upper or fore end of the row, where there is little meat adhering. {transposed variant of ribspare, from Middle High German ribbespēr rib cut.… …   Australian English dictionary

  • spare ribs — a trimmed rib of pork. → spare rib …   English new terms dictionary

  • Spare-Ribs — Auftragen der Gewürzmischung gebratene Babybackribs Sparerib ist das englische Wort für Schälrippe (auch Bauchrippe oder Leiterchen genannt), das obere, fleischarme Drittel des …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Spare ribs — Auftragen der Gewürzmischung gebratene Babybackribs Sparerib ist das englische Wort für Schälrippe (auch Bauchrippe oder Leiterchen genannt), das obere, fleischarme Drittel des …   Deutsch Wikipedia


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