noun plural Etymology: by folk etymology from Low German ribbesper pickled pork ribs roasted on a spit, from Middle Low German, from ribbe rib + sper spear, spit Date: 1596 a cut of pork ribs separated from the bacon strip

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  • spareribs — [sper′ribz΄] pl.n. [altered (infl. by SPARE, adj. ) < MLowG ribbesper, cured pork ribs roasted on a spit < ribbe,RIB + sper, a spit, SPEAR] a cut of meat, esp. pork, consisting of the thin end of the ribs with most of the meat cut away: see …   English World dictionary

  • Spareribs — Una tira de spareribs de cerdo crudas. Un cuenco de paigu al vapor con …   Wikipedia Español

  • Spareribs — Auftragen der Gewürzmischung Sparerib ist das englische Wort für Schälrippe (auch Bauchrippe oder Leiterchen genannt), das obere, fleischarme Drittel des Schweinebauchs. In den USA sind Spareribs traditioneller Bestandteil des Barbecue; häufig… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • spareribs — noun 1. baked or roasted with a spicy sauce • Syn: ↑barbecued spareribs • Hypernyms: ↑dish 2. cut of pork from the rib section with most of the meat trimmed off • Hypernyms: ↑cut of pork …   Useful english dictionary

  • spareribs — /spair ribz /, n. (used with a pl. v.) 1. a cut of meat from the rib section, esp. of pork or beef, with some meat adhering to the bones. 2. a dish of this meat, usually baked, roasted, or barbecued with a pungent sauce. [1590 1600; transposed… …   Universalium

  • Spareribs — Spare|ribs [ spɛərɪbz ] <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] (Kochkunst): von relativ… …   Universal-Lexikon

  • spareribs — Synonyms and related words: bacon, butt, chitterlings, cochon de lait, cracklings, fat back, flitch, gammon, ham, ham steak, haslet, headcheese, jambon, jambonneau, lard, picnic ham, pieds de cochon, pig, pork, porkpie, salt pork, side of bacon,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • Spareribs — Spare|ribs [ spɛ:ribz] die (Plur.) <aus gleichbed. engl. spare rib[s], vermutlich zu mittelniederd. ribbesper (mit Umkehrung der Silben) u. engl. spare »mager«, dies aus aengl. spoer, sparian> Schälrippchen …   Das große Fremdwörterbuch

  • spareribs — n. cut of pork consisting of ribs with most of the meat trimmed off; dish of pork ribs baked or barbecued in a spicy saucen. cut of pork consisting of ribs with most of the meat trimmed off …   English contemporary dictionary

  • spareribs — noun (plural) the ribs (rib1 (2)) of a pig and the meat on them served as a food …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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