One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
verb[WITH OBJECT]interlard something with
Intersperse or embellish speech or writing with different material.‘a compendium of advertisements and reviews, interlarded with gossip’
- ‘Written with erudition and firm, if sometimes quirky, opinion, the book is interlarded with humor and acerbic comment.’
Late Middle English (in the sense ‘mix with alternate layers of fat’): from French entrelarder, from entre- ‘between’ + larder ‘to lard’.
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