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bacon

noun ba·con \ˈbā-kən sometimes -kəŋ\

: thin strips of salted and smoked meat from the sides and the back of a pig

Full Definition of BACON

1
:  a side of a pig cured and smoked
2
:  money; specifically :  money gained through employment or legislation —usually used in the phrase bring home the bacon

Examples of BACON

  1. We ate bacon and eggs for breakfast.

Origin of BACON

Middle English, from Anglo-French, of Germanic origin; akin to Old High German bahho side of bacon, bah back — more at back
First Known Use: 14th century

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Bacon

biographical name Ba·con \ˈbā-kən\

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Francis 1561–1626 1st Baron Ver*u*lam \ˈver-(y)ə-ləm\ Viscount St. Al*bans \sānt-ˈl-bənz, sənt-\ Eng. philos.

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Francis 1909–1992 British (Irish-born) painter

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Nathaniel 1647–1676 Am. colonial leader

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Roger ca 1220–1292 Eng. philos. & scientist
BACON Defined for Kids

bacon

noun ba·con \ˈbā-kən\

Definition of BACON for Kids

:  salted and smoked meat from the sides and the back of a pig

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