Etymology
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bacon (n.)

early 14c., "meat from the back and sides of a hog" (originally either fresh or cured, but especially cured), from Old French bacon, from Proto-Germanic *bakkon "back meat" (source also of Old High German bahho, Old Dutch baken "bacon"). Slang phrase bring home the bacon first recorded 1908; bacon formerly being the staple meat of the working class and the rural population (in Shakespeare bacon is a derisive term for "a rustic").

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Definitions of bacon
1
bacon (n.)
back and sides of a hog salted and dried or smoked; usually sliced thin and fried;
2
Bacon (n.)
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);
Synonyms: Roger Bacon
Bacon (n.)
English statesman and philosopher; precursor of British empiricism; advocated inductive reasoning (1561-1626);
Synonyms: Francis Bacon / Sir Francis Bacon / Baron Verulam / "st Baron Verulam / Viscount St. Albans
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