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1. A long narrow loaf of French bread.
a. A gem cut in the form of a narrow rectangle.
b. The form of such a gem.
3. Architecture A narrow convex molding.
4. A shallow rectangular handbag.
[French, rod, from Italian bacchetta, diminutive of bacchio, rod, from Latin baculum, stick; see bak- in Indo-European roots.]
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1. (Cookery) a narrow French stick loaf
2. (Jewellery) a small gem cut as a long rectangle
3. the shape of such a gem
4. (Architecture) architect a small moulding having a semicircular cross section
[C18: from French, from Italian bacchetta a little stick, from bacchio rod, from Latin baculum walking stick]
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
a. a narrow rectangular shape given to a small gem, esp. a diamond, by cutting and polishing.
b. a gem having this shape.
2. a small convex molding, esp. one of semicircular section.
3. a long, narrow loaf of French bread.
[1720–30; < French < Italian bacchetta little stick]
Random House Kernerman Webster's College Dictionary, © 2010 K Dictionaries Ltd. Copyright 2005, 1997, 1991 by Random House, Inc. All rights reserved.
baguette- Means "little rod" and is derived from Latin baculum, "staff, stick."
See also related terms for staff.
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baguette[bæˈgɛt] n (= French stick) → baguette f
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