what is difference between crackling and greaves
- IPA(key): /ˈkɹæk(ə)lɪŋ/
crackling (countable and uncountable, plural cracklings)
- (cooking, in the plural in US) Fat that, after roasting a joint, hardens and crispens.
- For the first time in his life […] he tasted crackling.
- (cooking, in the singular in Britain) The crispy rind of roast pork.
- The making of small, sharp cracks or reports, frequently repeated.
- the bangs and cracklings of fireworks
- (obsolete, usually in the plural) Food for dogs, made from the refuse of tallow melting.
- Three stripes of velvet worn on the sleeves of students at St John’s College, Cambridge.
- present participle of crackle
- pork rind
From Low German (compare German Low German Greev, Greve (“greaves”)), from Middle Low German grêve, from Old Saxon *griovo, from Proto-West Germanic *greubō (“roughage, brushwood, kindling”), the root of German Griebe (“greaves, crackling”). Possibly related to gruff. Also compare Old High German grob (“coarse”) (modern German grob).
greaves pl (plural only)
- The unmeltable residue left after animal fat has been rendered.
- plural of greave
- Gervase, servage