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French rod from Italian bacchetta diminutive of bacchio rod from Latin baculum stick bak- in Indo-European roots
American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
Borrowing from French baguette (“stick”)
There were exotic cheeses, a crusty baguette, hard salami and melon wrapped in prosciutto.
By Vallemont, who wrote towards the end of the 17th century, the divining-rod of hazel, or "baguette divinatoire," is described as instrumental in the pursuit of criminals.
The salads are easy to create and can take less time than it takes to fill a baguette.
These are the wines that I think of on a summer afternoon by a stream in Provence and sharing a baguette, jambon, pâte de campagne, brie and a simple Côtes-du-Rhône with friends and family.
Today's wedding rings featuring baguette diamonds often use channel settings because it is an attractive and secure way to fit this type of long stone into a band style.
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