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bacca

[bak-uh] /ˈbæk ə/
noun, plural baccae
[bak-ee] /ˈbæk i/ (Show IPA).
Botany.
1.
a berry.
Origin of bacca
From the Latin word bacca, bāca olive, any round fruit, berry
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  • Bet yer a quid o' 'bacca I'm in their show afore you, Billie.

    With the Dyaks of Borneo F. S. Brereton
  • Where is the 'bacca I ordered ye to bring from Squirrel Island?

  • Every man ston' with his hands to his sides, and ask of they sojjers for a pinch of bacca.

    Mary Anerley R. D. Blackmore
  • baccate, berried, berry-like, of a pulpy nature like a berry (bacca).

  • Well, Jack, thou know'st there's a craving for a draw or two of bacca.

    Facing Death G. A. Henty
  • Some say drink is the besetting sin; another says 'bacca is man's ruination.

  • Now one only wants a pipe and bacca and a glass of grog, to feel comfortable.

  • She'll fetch us a bit o' supper, and I makes out middlin' well along o' my pint and bit o' bacca.

    The Chequers James Runciman
  • W'en I fu'st jined I takes up me pun' o' bacca reg'lar, an' I done it ever since.

    Pincher Martin, O.D. H. Taprell Dorling
  • It's ter do wi' a lady, sir—lady wot lives ashore 'ere an' keeps a sweet an' bacca shop wot sells noospapers.

    Pincher Martin, O.D. H. Taprell Dorling

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