- bun foot,
- bunch grass,
- bunch light
Origin of bun1
Examples from the Web for buns
Nowhere else are beef and cheese combined on buns in so many fantastic ways.
Hollywood gives the son of god chiseled cheekbones and buns of steel.Diogo Morgado Puts the Carnal in Incarnate, But Was Jesus Really A Babe?|Candida Moss|March 4, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The sandwich was a slice of grilled pineapple topped with cheese smushed between two buns.
There was always a lot of free food—great-looking sandwiches and coffee and buns.
These buns are big, which means lots of room for a thick patty and lots of toppings.
The journalist below us tells me that gossip about the great sells like Easter buns.The Grey Wig: Stories and Novelettes|Israel Zangwill
When Sara entered the shop the woman turned and looked at her, and, leaving the buns, came and stood behind the counter.A Little Princess|Frances Hodgson Burnett
And she had helped her mother to hand cake and buns at the infants' table.Life and Death of Harriett Frean|May Sinclair
A glass each would have cost twopence, and that with the buns would amount to sixpence.Better than Play|Mabel Quiller-Couch
"If I had known she was going to give us the milk and pie, I wouldn't have bought the buns," he said.The Story of Dago|Annie Fellows-Johnston
Word Origin for bun
late 14c., origin obscure, perhaps from Old French buignete "a fritter," originally "boil, swelling," diminutive of buigne "swelling from a blow, bump on the head," from a Germanic source (cf. Middle High German bunge "clod, lump"), or from Gaulish *bunia (cf. Gaelic bonnach). Spanish buñelo "a fritter" apparently is from the same source. Of hair coiled at the back of the head, first attested 1894. To have a bun in the oven "be pregnant" is from 1951.
The first record of buns in the sense of "male buttocks" is from 1960s, perhaps from a perceived similarity; but bun also meant "tail of a hare" (1530s) in Scottish and northern England dialect and was transferred to human beings (and conveniently rhymed with nun in ribald ballads). This may be an entirely different word; OED points to Gaelic bun "stump, root."