Definitions starting with R

ID #4956

rime

[from OED rind the peel or skin of fruits and vegetables; by simplification of final consonant cluster + nasalization of preceding vowel + faulty reconstruction of nasal consonant] n. 1. the rind (e.g., of a melon). (San Sal.)

2. in citrus fruits, the white layer of protective covering under the peel. (Andros)

Tags: food, fruit, nasalization, noun, simplification

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Last update: 2011-06-07 23:49
Author: Holm and Shilling, DBE, 1982
Revision: 1.0

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