any of a wide variety of variously shaped bread rolls, usually leavened and slightly sweetened or plain, sometimes containing spices, dried currants, etc.
hair gathered into a round coil or knot at the nape of the neck or on top of the head in certain coiffures.
buns, Slang. the buttocks.
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blood urea nitrogen: the concentration of nitrogen in the blood in the form of urea, indicating kidney function.
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How to use bun in a sentence
Two all-beef patties, special sauce, lettuce, cheese, pickles, onions—on a sesame seed bun.Have We Reached ‘Peak Burger’? The Crazy Fetishization of Our Most Basic Comfort Food | Brandon Presser | July 31, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
On Monday, Nicole Richie debuted her latest Technicolor hairstyle—a side-swept Cerulean low bun—on Good Morning America.Tangled Up in Blue: Young Stars and Their Blue Rinses | Erin Cunningham | July 9, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
It is built not in a long bun, but in a half-loaf of fresh, tawny-crusted Italian bread.The Jersey Shore’s Biggest Weiners Are at Jimmy Buff’s | Jane & Michael Stern | June 15, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
The meat glistened seductively with melted butter, piled high and steaming on top of a crisp, oily split-top bun.My Big, Buttery Lobster Roll Rumble: We Came, We Clawed, We Conquered | Scott Bixby | June 7, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
No mayonnaise, only butter, which had been absorbed, sponge-style, into the bun.My Big, Buttery Lobster Roll Rumble: We Came, We Clawed, We Conquered | Scott Bixby | June 7, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
I carried mine in my long, luxuriant hair, which I wore “bun” fashion, held in a net of opossum hair.The Adventures of Louis de Rougemont | Louis de Rougemont
Add bun to these terms, and they are made to have passed away,—prefix tah to them, and their future appearance is indicated.The Indian in his Wigwam | Henry R. Schoolcraft
One of the features of Michaelmas in Scotland was the concoction and cooking of a giant cake, bun, or bannock.Archaic England | Harold Bayley
Her eyes looked like raisins in a bun and her mouth had almost disappeared.Mary Louise and Josie O'Gorman | Emma Speed Sampson
I purchased an enormous delicacy just as one would buy a bun under ordinary stances.The Home of the Blizzard | Douglas Mawson
British Dictionary definitions for bun
a small roll, similar to bread but usually containing sweetening, currants, spices, etc
any of various types of small round sweet cakes
a hairstyle in which long hair is gathered into a bun shape at the back of the head
have a bun in the oven slang to be pregnant
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