or ba·guet

[ ba-get ]
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  1. a long, narrow loaf of French bread.: Compare batard, boule1 (def. 1).

  2. Jewelry.

    • a rectangular shape given to a small gem, especially a diamond, by cutting and polishing.

    • a gem having this shape.

  1. Architecture. a small convex molding, especially one of semicircular section.

Origin of baguette

First recorded in 1720–30; from French, from Italian bacchetta “little stick,” equivalent to bacch(io) “stick” (from Latin baculus “stick, walking stick, scepter”) + -etta -ette

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British Dictionary definitions for baguette



/ (bæˈɡɛt) /

  1. a narrow French stick loaf

  2. a small gem cut as a long rectangle

  1. the shape of such a gem

  2. architect a small moulding having a semicircular cross section

Origin of baguette

C18: from French, from Italian bacchetta a little stick, from bacchio rod, from Latin baculum walking stick

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