Baguette meaning

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A long narrow loaf of French bread.
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A long, thin loaf of bread.
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(archit.) A small, convex molding.
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A narrow, relatively long rectangular shape.
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A gem cut in such a shape.
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A variety of bread that is long and narrow in shape.
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(architecture) A small molding, like the astragal, but smaller; a bead.
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(zoology) One of the minute bodies seen in the divided nucleoli of some Infusoria after conjugation.
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(architecture) A narrow convex molding.
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A shallow rectangular handbag.
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A gem, etc. cut in the shape of a narrow oblong, often tapered at one end.
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This shape.
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Origin of baguette

  • French rod from Italian bacchetta diminutive of bacchio rod from Latin baculum stick bak- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Borrowing from French baguette (“stick”)

    From Wiktionary