rack of lamb
A portion of the rib section of a lamb, usually containing eight ribs. A rack of lamb can be cut into chops or served in one pieceeither as a rack or formed into a crown roast.
From The Food Lover's Companion, Fourth edition by Sharon Tyler Herbst and Ron Herbst. Copyright © 2007, 2001, 1995, 1990 by Barron's Educational Series, Inc.