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)
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.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
bā′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.]
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Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'bacon' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3517
The numerical value of bacon in Chaldean Numerology is: 9
The numerical value of bacon in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
I particularly loved eating the bacon.
Better beans and bacon in peace than cakes and ale in fear.
He would be better off replacing the high-salt bacon with a grass-produced pork chop.
The variety of bacon foods was awesome i only regret that I don’t have a second stomach.
Many count their chickens before they are hatched and where they expect bacon, meet with broken bones.
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- باكون, بيكونArabic
- cansaladaCatalan, Valencian
- cig mochWelsh
- tocino, bacónSpanish
- pekoni, kylkiFinnish
- feòil-mhuiceScottish Gaelic
- बेकन, सूअर का मांसHindi
- daging asap, daging babi asapIndonesian
- flesk, beikonIcelandic
- bakon, dendeng babiMalay
- bacon, røykt, fleskNorwegian
- røykt, flesk, baconNorwegian Nynorsk
- bisóodi, bisóodi bitsįʼ niheeshchʼiizhígííNavajo, Navaho
- boczek, bekonPolish
- toucinho, baconPortuguese
- slănină, lard, baconRomanian
- бекон, ветчинаRussian
- сланина, slaninaSerbo-Croatian
- jambon, domuz pastırmasıTurkish
- pined, svinapined, bubapinedVolapük
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