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back and sides of a hog salted and dried or smoked; usually sliced thin and fried
Bacon, Roger Baconnoun
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. Albansnoun
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.
Etymology: 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.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Etymology: probably from baken, that is, dried flesh.
High o’er the hearth a chine of bacon hung,
Good old Philemon seiz’d it with a prong,
Then cut a slice. John Dryden, Fables.
What frightens you thus? my good son! says the priest;
You murder’d, are sorry, and have been confest.
O father! my sorrow will scarce save my bacon;
For ’twas not that I murder’d, but that I was taken. Matthew Prior.
Bacon is a type of salt-cured pork made from various cuts, typically the belly or less fatty parts of the back. It is eaten as a side dish (particularly in breakfasts), used as a central ingredient (e.g., the bacon, lettuce, and tomato sandwich (BLT)), or as a flavouring or accent (as in bacon bits in a salad). Bacon is also used for barding and larding roasts, especially game, including venison and pheasant, and may also be used to insulate or flavour roast joints by being layered onto the meat. The word is derived from the Proto-Germanic *bakkon, meaning "back meat". Meat from other animals, such as beef, lamb, chicken, goat, or turkey, may also be cut, cured, or otherwise prepared to resemble bacon, and may even be referred to as, for example, "turkey bacon". Such use is common in areas with significant Jewish and Muslim populations as both religions prohibit the consumption of pork. Vegetarian bacons such as "soy bacon" also exist.
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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Surnames Frequency by Census Records
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Bacon is ranked #1181 in terms of the most common surnames in America.
The Bacon surname appeared 29,860 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 10 would have the surname Bacon.
74.9% or 22,377 total occurrences were White.
18.3% or 5,482 total occurrences were Black.
2.3% or 687 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
2.2% or 663 total occurrences were of two or more races.
1.2% or 373 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.
0.9% or 278 total occurrences were Asian.
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Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'Bacon' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3517
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The numerical value of Bacon in Chaldean Numerology is: 9
The numerical value of Bacon in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8
Examples of Bacon in a Sentence
Eating lettuce is over three times worse in greenhouse gas emissions than eating bacon, lots of common vegetables require more resources per calorie than you would think. Eggplant, celery and cucumbers look particularly bad when compared to pork or chicken.
In Europe, they add the powder to smoothies, or add flakes onto food, there hasn't been a lot of interest in using it in a fresh form. But this stuff is pretty amazing. When you fry it, which I have done, it tastes like bacon, not seaweed. And it's a pretty strong bacon flavor.
We're going to do cucumber sandwiches to be traditional, but we'll also have fried chicken sandwiches, we know that his favorite stuff is bacon and pizza, so we may have a breakfast pizza.
Louis Bacon will go down as one of the giants of our industry. He was one of the earlier innovators in the genre of Global Macro, to not only survive, but thrive in our industry for 30 years is an outstanding achievement.
Many don’t know that the World Health Organization has classified bacon in the same category as tobacco when it comes to carcinogenesis, we have done a good job asking people to give up tobacco, but how come we have not done a good job asking people to not eat bacon?
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Translations for Bacon
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- باكون, بيكونArabic
- cansaladaCatalan, Valencian
- cig mochWelsh
- bacón, tocinoSpanish
- kylki, pekoniFinnish
- feòil-mhuiceScottish Gaelic
- बेकन, सूअर का मांसHindi
- daging asap, daging babi asapIndonesian
- flesk, beikonIcelandic
- bakon, dendeng babiMalay
- flesk, røykt, baconNorwegian
- røykt, bacon, fleskNorwegian Nynorsk
- bisóodi, bisóodi bitsįʼ niheeshchʼiizhígííNavajo, Navaho
- boczek, bekonPolish
- toucinho, baconPortuguese
- slănină, lard, baconRomanian
- ветчина, беконRussian
- сланина, slaninaSerbo-Croatian
- பன்றி இறைச்சிTamil
- jambon, domuz pastırmasıTurkish
- Thịt ba rọiVietnamese
- pined, bubapined, svinapinedVolapük
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