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Definitions of bacon

  1. English Franciscan monk and scientist who stressed the importance of experimentation; first showed that air is required for combustion and first used lenses to correct vision (1220-1292) Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. back and sides of a hog salted and dried or smoked; usually sliced thin and fried Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. English statesman and philosopher; advocated inductive reasoning (1561-1626) Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. English statesman and philosopher; precursor of British empiricism; advocated inductive reasoning (1561-1626) Wordnet Dictionary DB
  5. English scientist and Franciscan monk who stressed the importance of experimentation; first showed that air is required for combustion and first used lenses to correct vision (1220-1292) Wordnet Dictionary DB
  6. The back and sides of a pig salted and smoked; formerly, the flesh of a pig salted or fresh. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. The salted and dried or smoked flesh of the hog. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  8. Swine's flesh salted or pickled and dried. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  9. Hog's flesh cured with salt and dried. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  10. The flesh of a hog salted or pickled, and dried, usually in smoke. To save one's bacon, to guard one's self from harm. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  11. Swine's flesh salted and dried. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  12. b[=a]'kn, n. swine's flesh salted or pickled and dried: (Shak.) a rustic, 'chaw-bacon.'--TO SAVE or SELL ONE'S BACON, i.e. one's own flesh or body. [O. Fr. bacon, of Teut. origin; cf. Old High Ger. bahho, bacho; Ger. bache.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  13. Cured back& sides of pig (save one\'s b., escape death or injury). [old French] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  14. n. Hog's flesh salted or pickled and dried, usually in smoke. Cabinet Dictionary
  15. The flesh of a hog salted and dried. Complete Dictionary

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