• WordNet 3.6
    • n sparerib a cut of pork ribs with much of the meat trimmed off
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Sparerib A piece of pork, consisting or ribs with little flesh on them.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n sparerib A cut of pork consisting of the upper part of a row of ribs with the meat adhering to them. Sparerib roasted or broiled is esteemed a delicacy.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Sparerib a piece of pork consisting of ribs with the meat adhering to them
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Spare, a. + rib,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. sparian, to spare—spær, spare; Ger. spärlich, frugal.


In literature:

He comes back with a armful of bread and spareribs and pies.
"The Gentle Grafter" by O. Henry
The ribs inside this cut, when cut from underneath, are sold as spareribs.
"Woman's Institute Library of Cookery, Vol. 3" by Woman's Institute of Domestic Arts and Sciences
We pickled de backbone an dem spareribs.
"Slave Narratives: A Folk History of Slavery in the United States From Interviews with Former Slaves: Volume II, Arkansas Narratives, Part 2" by Work Projects Administration
The best parts, and those usually used for roasting, are the loin, the leg, the shoulder, the sparerib and chine.
"The Whitehouse Cookbook (1887)" by Mrs. F.L. Gillette
For the spareribs allow fifteen minutes.
"Health on the Farm" by H. F. Harris
At two o'clock Luther started home with some spareribs, wrapped in one of Liza Ann's clean towels, under his arm.
"The Wind Before the Dawn" by Dell H. Munger
On the morning of the 12th the troops left their bivouac, where they had enjoyed their roast spareribs and steaks, and marched towards the fort.
"My Days and Nights on the Battle-Field" by Charles Carleton Coffin
On each side there is a large sparerib, which is usually divided into two, a sweet bone and a blade bone.
"The Cook and Housekeeper's Complete and Universal Dictionary; Including a System of Modern Cookery, in all Its Various Branches," by Mary Eaton
Duty came before stewed chicken or roasted sparerib.
"Si Klegg, Book 1 (of 6) His Transformation From A Raw Recruit To A Veteran" by John McElroy
No ham bone or sparerib sent up to our rooms But he sniffed it and took it away.
"Harper's Round Table, July 30, 1895" by Various

In news:

The word sparerib is actually derived from German.
It is the spareribs, however, that make the barbecue stand.
Spareribs get a rubdown with blend of dry spices.
Ribs, 2 sides pork spareribs .
Spareribs in Cooking Bag.
Everyone loves spareribs , but no one likes cleaning up after cooking them.
Special spareribs at KC's Danny Edwards BBQ.
Spareribs get a rubdown with blend of dry spices.
Lip-smacking honey and garlic spareribs .
Ingredients 3 - 4 pounds Boston pork butt and/or spareribs .
3 rib racks, American Lamb spareribs.
You can use spareribs or baby back ribs if you prefer.
Featuring hickory-smoked spareribs and barbequed meats with our own Rich & Sassy BBQ sauce, smokin' sandwiches, mouthwatering burgers, garden fresh salads and homestyle desserts.
But especially with prices that are not at all inexpensive — Ocho charges $15 for the fish tacos (even at lunch) and $28 for the wild-boar spareribs — diners deserve something better.
Warren Norstein, who's cooked at Chanterelle and Bouley in New York City, smokes his pork spareribs for up to 14 hours for his Big W's Roadside Bar-B- Que truck in Pawling, New York – Trend: Haute Barbecue.