Definitions for baconˈbeɪ kən
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
the back and sides of a hog, salted and dried or smoked, usu. sliced thin and fried.
Idioms for bacon:
bring home the bacon, to support oneself or one's family; earn a living. to succeed.
Origin of bacon:
1300–50; ME bacoun < AF; OF bacon < Gmc *bakōn- (OHG bacho back, ham, bacon), der. of *baka-back1; cf. MD bake bacon
Francis (Baron Verulam, Viscount St. Albans), 1561–1626, English essayist, philosopher, and statesman.
Francis, 1910–92, English painter, born in Ireland.
Nathaniel, 1647–76, American colonist, born in England: leader of a rebellion in Virginia 1676.
Roger, 1214?–94?, English philosopher and scientist.
back and sides of a hog salted and dried or smoked; usually sliced thin and fried
Bacon, Roger Bacon(noun)
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)
Bacon, Francis Bacon, Sir Francis Bacon, Baron Verulam, 1st Baron Verulam, Viscount St. Albans(noun)
English statesman and philosopher; precursor of British empiricism; advocated inductive reasoning (1561-1626)
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
thin slices of salted pork
bacon and eggs
Cured meat from the sides, belly or back of a pig, particularly, or sometimes other animals.
Thin slices of the above in long strips.
Origin: From bacon, from bacon, bacun, from Old Low *, from bakkōn, from bhAg-. Cognate with bahho, bacho (compare Bache, Bachen), baco, bake, bæc. More at back.
the back and sides of a pig salted and smoked; formerly, the flesh of a pig salted or fresh
Bacon is a cured meat prepared from a pig. It is first cured using large quantities of salt, either in a brine or in a dry packing; the result is fresh bacon. Fresh bacon may then be further dried for weeks or months in cold air, or it may be boiled or smoked. Fresh and dried bacon is typically cooked before eating. Boiled bacon is ready to eat, as is some smoked bacon, but may be cooked further before eating. Bacon is prepared from several different cuts of meat. It is usually made from side and back cuts of pork, except in the United States, where it is almost always prepared from pork belly. The side cut has more meat and less fat than the belly. Bacon may be prepared from either of two distinct back cuts: fatback, which is almost pure fat, and pork loin, which is very lean. Bacon-cured pork loin is known as back bacon. Bacon may be eaten smoked, boiled, fried, baked, or grilled, or used as a minor ingredient to flavour dishes. Bacon is also used for barding and larding roasts, especially game, e.g. venison, pheasant. The word is derived from the Old High German bacho, meaning "buttock", "ham" or "side of bacon", and cognate with the Old French bacon.
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Translations for bacon
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
the flesh of the back and sides of a pig, salted and dried, used as food.
- لَحْم من فَخْذ الخَنْزيرArabic
- baconPortuguese (BR)
- der SpeckGerman
- گوشت باریک شده ونمک زدۀ پهلو وپشت خوک؛ بیکنFarsi
- קוֹתלֵי חָזִירHebrew
- सूअर मांसHindi
- daging punggung babi yang diasin, hamIndonesian
- pancetta affumicataItalian
- rūkytas/sūdytas bekonasLithuanian
- speķis; bekonsLatvian
- dendeng babiMalay
- bacon, (salt) fleskNorwegian
- boczek, bekonPolish
- گوشت باریک شده ونمک زدۀ پهلو وپشت خوک؛ بیکنPersian
- د سركوزې (خوګ) د ورانه او ملا غو ښه (په تېره بيا) د لا ندي په شكلPashto
- bacon; slăninăRomanian
- prekajena slaninaSlovenian
- domuz etiTurkish
- 燻肉，培根Chinese (Trad.)
- копчена свиняча грудинкаUkrainian
- سؤر کا گوشتUrdu
- thịt lợn muối xông khóiVietnamese
- 咸肉，熏肉Chinese (Simp.)
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