Meaning of RARE in English

RARE

I. adjective (~r; ~st) Etymology: Middle English, from Latin rarus Date: 14th century marked by wide separation of component particles ; thin , 2. marked by unusual quality, merit, or appeal ; distinctive , superlative or extreme of its kind, seldom occurring or found ; uncommon , see: choice ~ness noun II. adjective (~r; ~st) Etymology: alteration of earlier rere, from Middle English, from Old English hrēre boiled lightly; akin to Old English hrēran to stir, Old High German hruoren Date: 1784 cooked so that the inside is still red

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