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Lard vs. Butter

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Lardnoun

Fat from the abdomen of a pig, especially as prepared for use in cooking or pharmacy.

Butternoun

A soft, fatty foodstuff made by churning the cream of milk (generally cow's milk).

Lardnoun

(obsolete) Fatty meat from a pig; bacon, pork.

Butternoun

Any of various foodstuffs made from other foods or oils, similar in consistency to, eaten like or intended as a substitute for butter (preceded by the name of the food used to make it).

‘peanut butter’;

Lardverb

(cooking) To stuff (meat) with bacon or pork before cooking.

Butternoun

Any specific soft substance.

‘butter of antimony; butter of arsenic’;

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Lardverb

To smear with fat or lard.

Butternoun

Someone who butts, or who butts in.

Lardverb

To garnish or strew, especially with reference to words or phrases in speech and writing.

Butterverb

(transitive) To spread butter on.

‘Butter the toast.’;

Lardverb

To fatten; to enrich.

Butterverb

To move one's weight backwards or forwards onto the tips or tails of one's skis or snowboard so only the tip or tail is in contact with the snow.

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Lardverb

To grow fat.

Butterverb

To increase (stakes) at every throw of dice, or every game.

Lardverb

To mix or garnish with something, as by way of improvement; to interlard.

Butternoun

An oily, unctuous substance obtained from cream or milk by churning.

Lardnoun

Bacon; the flesh of swine.

Butternoun

Any substance resembling butter in degree of consistence, or other qualities, especially, in old chemistry, the chlorides, as butter of antimony, sesquichloride of antimony; also, certain concrete fat oils remaining nearly solid at ordinary temperatures, as butter of cacao, vegetable butter, shea butter.

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Lardnoun

The fat of swine, esp. the internal fat of the abdomen; also, this fat melted and strained.

Butternoun

One who, or that which, butts.

Lardverb

To stuff with bacon; to dress or enrich with lard; esp., to insert lardons of bacon or pork in the surface of, before roasting; as, to lard poultry.

‘And larded thighs on loaded altars laid.’;

Butterverb

To cover or spread with butter.

‘I know what's what. I know on which sideMy bread is buttered.’;

Lardverb

To fatten; to enrich.

‘[The oak] with his nuts larded many a swine.’; ‘Falstaff sweats to death.And lards the lean earth as he walks along.’;

Butterverb

To increase, as stakes, at every throw or every game.

Lardverb

To smear with lard or fat.

‘In his buff doublet larded o'er with fatOf slaughtered brutes.’;

Butternoun

an edible emulsion of fat globules made by churning milk or cream; for cooking and table use

Lardverb

To mix or garnish with something, as by way of improvement; to interlard.

‘Let no alien Sedley interposeTo lard with wit thy hungry Epsom prose.’;

Butternoun

a fighter who strikes the opponent with his head

Lardverb

To grow fat.

Butterverb

spread butter on;

‘butter bread’;

Lardnoun

soft white semisolid fat obtained by rendering the fatty tissue of the hog

Butternoun

a pale yellow edible fatty substance made by churning cream and used as a spread or in cooking.

Lardverb

prepare or cook with lard;

‘lard meat’;

Butterverb

spread (something) with butter

‘Lily buttered a slice of toast’;

Lardverb

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Butter

Butter is a dairy product made from the fat and protein components of churned cream. It is a semi-solid emulsion at room temperature, consisting of approximately 80% butterfat.

Lardnoun

fat from the abdomen of a pig that is rendered and clarified for use in cooking.

Lardnoun

excess fat in a person

‘I've got to give up fags and shift some lard’; ‘he's just a tub of lard’;

Lardverb

insert strips of fat or bacon in (meat) before cooking

‘he larded the joint with garlic and anchovies’;

Lardverb

smear or cover (a foodstuff) with lard or fat to prevent it drying out during storage

‘farmhouse cheeses are dipped in wax or larded’;

Lardverb

embellish (talk or writing) with an excessive number of esoteric or technical expressions

‘his conversation is larded with quotations from Coleridge’;

Lardverb

cover or fill thickly or excessively

‘the pages were larded with corrections and crossings-out’;

Lard

Lard is a semi-solid white fat product obtained by rendering the fatty tissue of a pig. It is distinguished from tallow, a similar product derived from fat of cattle or sheep.

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