Meaning of RARE in English

RARE

adj.

Function: adjective

Inflected Form: rar · er ; rar · est

Etymology: alteration of earlier rere, from Middle English, from Old English hr ē re boiled lightly; akin to Old English hr ē ran to stir, Old High German hruoren

Date: 1784

: cooked so that the inside is still red < rare roast beef>

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