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One entry found for spareribs.
Main Entry: spare·ribs
Pronunciation: primarystressspa(schwa)r-secondarystress(r)ibz, primarystressspe(schwa)r-
Function: noun plural
Etymology: derived from a German dialect word ribbesper "pickled pork ribs roasted on a spit," derived from ribbe "rib" and sper "spear, spit"; probably spelled spareribs in English because of the misunderstanding of the meaning of the German word sper
: a cut of pork ribs separated from the bacon strips

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