baguettes

baguette

[ba-get]
noun
1.
Jewelry.
a.
a rectangular shape given to a small gem, especially a diamond, by cutting and polishing.
b.
a gem having this shape.
2.
Architecture. a small convex molding, especially one of semicircular section.
3.
a long, narrow loaf of French bread.
Also, baguet.


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

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baguette or baguet (bæˈɡɛt)
 
n
1.  a narrow French stick loaf
2.  a small gem cut as a long rectangle
3.  the shape of such a gem
4.  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]
 
baguet or baguet
 
n
 
[C18: from French, from Italian bacchetta a little stick, from bacchio rod, from Latin baculum walking stick]

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baguette
1727, a type of architectural ornament, from Fr. baguette (16c.), from It. bacchetta, lit. "a small rod," dim. of bacchio "rod," from L. baculum "a stick" (see bacillus). Meaning "a diamond cut long" is from 1926; that of "a long, thin loaf of French bread" is from 1958.
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