Translation of lard in Spanish:

lard

manteca de cerdo, n.

Pronunciation /lɑːd//lɑrd/

noun

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    manteca de cerdo feminine
    grasa de cerdo feminine River Plate
    he's a tub / lump of lard es una bola de grasa informal
    • Prof Barnett and his colleagues have been at the forefront of research into the understanding that fat cells around the waistline are not passive lumps of lard but are highly active, pumping out proteins and hormones.
    • But then we would have, wouldn't we, with all the lard we've laid down for winter.
    • These are essentially sexless mutants who don't waste their energy on looking for Mr or Mrs Right for some fun in the spawning season but devote their instincts on overeating and laying on the lard.
    • I'm rolling in blubber, drowning in my own lard.

transitive verb

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    Cooking
    (meat) mechar
    (pan) untar con manteca de cerdo
    (pan) engrasar con manteca de cerdo
    (pan) untar con grasa de cerdo River Plate
    (pan) engrasar con grasa de cerdo River Plate
    • I just stumbled on a relatively brilliant, though non-period method for larding venison and other dry meat.
    • Mary has a fondness for Malpeque oysters; lards her chowder with double-smoked bacon, the way they fix it at Pearl; and accompanies her rolls (clam, lobster) with tall thatches of fried string potatoes.
    • The meat is generally larded for this, and many consider it is best slightly underdone.
    • A pork brisket is larded with garlic and onion, garnished with crushed pepper, salt and put in ceramic or an enamel saucepan.
    • Lean ‘collops’ - thin steaks - are cut from a haunch and larded with strips of salt bacon fat.
    • For the scallops, place the scallops on a cutting board and, using a thin larding needle, lard each scallop with five strips of truffles.
    • Continue to lard meat in the same manner until all larding pork is used.
    • For the sweetbreads, place the sweetbreads on a cutting board and, using a thin larding needle, lard with smoked bacon.
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    (intersperse)
    to lard sth with sth salpicar algo de algo
    • her conversation was larded with anecdotes su conversación estuvo salpicada de anécdotas
    • Even more annoying, speak with radical environmentalists and they'll lard their speech with numerous conservation biology buzz words.
    • It is not easy reading for it is larded with the bureaucratic jargon that marks the EU.
    • When she talked, she spoke in husky tones and larded her remarks with double-entendres, and when I talked, she hung on my words and laughed immoderately at the faintest suggestion of wit in my remarks.
    • Prepared either by Russian anti-Communist exiles or by the British security services, the letter was larded with palpable absurdities.
    • I sometimes feel I should apologise not only for my insistence on larding my prose with ancient, out-of-use terms like ‘a'coming’ but also for my practice of assigning odd names to the people who inhabit my world.
    • Listen to children when they speak and you'll be taken aback by the throw-away phrases that lard every conversation.
    • He lards his speeches with religious rhetoric and aggressively woos religious groups, a key part of his electoral base.
    • It's interesting that he lards the book with homespun stories of his upbringing in Louisiana, because his philosophy of politics and government is very much a community based approach writ large.
    • Costello's novel, says Jenkins, ‘slips between genres’ and is larded with lists, anecdotes, memos, and ‘theoretical musings’.
    • Maybe that's because a perusal of the document reveals it is larded with neo-Marxist slogans about the ‘gender power structure’ of society.
    • His rhetoric is larded with mythic grandiosity that amuses the jaded Western ear.
    • The pro-book posts, while heavily larded with fulmination about right wing gun nuts, seem to have some good points, notable among them that the controversial research is actually a small part of the book.
    • Another alternative might be to become more aware of the impulse to lard your speech and writing with adjectives.
    • The dog-as-metaphor was effective for boiling down a message that's frequently larded with industry acronyms like LAN, WAN and NC.
    • The section on Ronsard, larded with long quotations and with cross-references to English parallels, recites axioms about the poet's progress standard since Henri Chamard's history of the Pleiade seven decades ago.
    • I've noticed a lot of people larding their speech with that phrase lately.
    • By chance, Ch'ien makes this statement in a discussion of the Chinese translations of Ezra Pound, which may explain why the sentence is primarily in German and why the essay is larded with quotations from other European languages.
    • The new book like the old is larded with statistical data, much of it in CD format.
    • These thick volumes, stuffed with tables and larded with long quotations in Greek and Hebrew, offered their readers long analyses of the dates of world history and the development of every imaginable calendar.