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Etymology 1 n. A type of salumi made by cure strips of fatback with rosemary and other herbs and spices. Etymology 2

n. (context derogatory slang English) An overweight person.


Lardo is a type of salumi made by curing strips of fatback with rosemary and other herbs and spices.

The most famous lardo is from the Tuscan hamlet of Colonnata, where lardo has been made since Roman times. Colonnata is a frazione of the larger city of Carrara, which is famous for its marble; Colonnata is itself a site where Carrara marble is mined and, traditionally, lardo is cured for months in basins made of this local marble. Lardo di Colonnata is now included in the Ark of Taste catalogue of heritage foods as well as enjoying IGP (Protected Geographical Indication) status since 2004.

Another prized form of lardo is the Valle d'Aosta Lard d'Arnad, a PDO product from the area of Arnad in Aosta Valley. Both superior types of lardo may be served very thinly sliced as an antipasto.

Usage examples of "lardo".

From the facts we know, however, it seems clear enough that Lardo was really planning to rescue Stephen Oreo.

Mark Lardo in his ears, and stood his watch, and tried once more to sleep.

Mark Lardo of an hour ago had been a man, massive and powerful, his great, wild voice ringing through the ship.

It had less than half the bulk of Mark Lardo, and little indeed of the savage, animal life.

Per contrasto, Merv Turner, uno dei pezzi grossi licenziati di recente dalla Universal, aveva messo su tanto lardo da quando era rimasto a spasso che sua moglie si rifiutava di farci l'amore.