MEANING: verb tr.: To mix, insert, or intersperse, especially with something extraneous.

ETYMOLOGY: From French entrelarder (to interlard), from entre (inter-) + larder (to lard), from Latin laridum (bacon fat). Earliest documented use: 1533.

NOTES: Originally, to interlard was to mix layers of bacon or fat with other meat. Over time, the term began to be used metaphorically. For example, to interlard a speech with jokes.

INNERLARD - intra-abdominal fat, supposedly more atherogenic than subcutaneous fat

INTERBARD - folksingers' preferred means of communicating with each other

'INTERLAND - a Cockney's name for the often uncharted areas far away from a coastal district or a river's banks