baguette

or ba·guet

[ ba-get ]
/ bæˈgɛt /

noun

Jewelry.
  1. a rectangular shape given to a small gem, especially a diamond, by cutting and polishing.
  2. a gem having this shape.
Architecture. a small convex molding, especially one of semicircular section.
a long, narrow loaf of French bread.

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Origin of baguette

1720–30; <French <Italian bacchetta little stick, equivalent to bacch(io) stick (<Latin baculus) + -etta-ette

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British Dictionary definitions for baguette

baguette

baguet

/ (bæˈɡɛt) /

noun

a narrow French stick loaf
a small gem cut as a long rectangle
the shape of such a gem
architect a small moulding having a semicircular cross section

Word Origin for baguette

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