baguette

noun
ba·​guette | \ ba-ˈget How to pronounce baguette (audio) \

Definition of baguette

1 : a gem having the shape of a narrow rectangle also : the shape itself
2 : a long thin loaf of French bread

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The Gold Coast restaurant offers a special three-course menu including steak frites with roasted garlic puree and country pate with cornichons, Dijon mustard and baguette croutons. Samantha Nelson, chicagotribune.com, "23 Father's Day specials and all-you-can-eat feasts around Chicagoland," 7 June 2019 Chihiro could easily have happened upon the sheep’s bakery my friends found, sought refuge there, and learned to make baguettes. Frances Leech, Longreads, "Forgetting the Madeleine," 3 May 2018 Each one boasts one Bahraini pearl, three baguette diamonds, one large round diamond, and four small round diamonds. Emily Wang, Glamour, "Kate Middleton Borrowed Queen Elizabeth II's Earrings in Scotland," 28 Aug. 2018 The Japanese designer makes glowing baguettes, boules, and canelés in addition to croissants. Ella Riley-adams, Vogue, "All I Want for Christmas Is a Light-Up Croissant," 3 Dec. 2018 Cut ½ baguette in half lengthwise and toast, cut sides up, directly on oven rack, until bread is golden across the surface, about 1 minute. Claire Saffitz, Bon Appetit, "Mussels in Spicy Tomato Broth," 9 Apr. 2018 Hidden under the drumsticks and thighs are rafts of baguette that sat under the rotisserie, imbibing every drop that fell from the bird. New York Times, "It’s Not Fake French, It’s Frenchette," 10 July 2018 Crunchy lengths of baguette, slathered with a saffron and espelette pepper rouille, stand at attention in the classic dish. Ellen Bhang, BostonGlobe.com, "At Shepard, a vibrant pink is a match for bouillabaisse," 22 May 2018 Spread butter mixture onto bottom half of baguette. The Good Housekeeping Test Kitchen, Good Housekeeping, "Roast Beef Baguette," 21 June 2018

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First Known Use of baguette

1926, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for baguette

French, literally, rod, from Middle French, from Italian bacchetta, ultimately from Latin baculum staff

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baguette

noun

English Language Learners Definition of baguette

: a long, thin loaf of French bread

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