Definitions for: Bacon


[n] back and sides of a hog salted and dried or smoked; usually sliced thin and fried
[n] English statesman and philosopher; advocated inductive reasoning (1561-1626)
[n] 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)



Webster (1913) Definition: Ba"con, n. [OF. bacon, fr. OHG. bacho, bahho, flitch of
bacon, ham; akin to E. back. Cf. Back the back side.]
The back and sides of a pig salted and smoked; formerly, the
flesh of a pig salted or fresh.

Bacon beetle (Zo["o]l.), a beetle (Dermestes lardarius)
which, especially in the larval state, feeds upon bacon,
woolens, furs, etc. See Dermestes.

To save one's bacon, to save one's self or property from
harm or less. [Colloq.]

Synonyms: 1st Baron Verulam, Baron Verulam, Francis Bacon, Roger Bacon, Viscount St. Albans

See Also: bacon rind, bacon strip, Canadian bacon, cut of pork, flitch, gammon, man of science, monastic, monk, national leader, philosopher, scientist, side of bacon, solon, statesman

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