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English noun: bacon

1. bacon (food) back and sides of a hog salted and dried or smoked; usually sliced thin and fried


Broader (hypernym)cut of pork


Narrower (hyponym)bacon strip, Canadian bacon, flitch, gammon, side of bacon


Part holonymbacon rind

2. Bacon (person) English scientist and Franciscan monk who stressed the importance of experimentation; first showed that air is required for combustion and first used lenses to correct vision (1220-1292)


SynonymsRoger Bacon


Instance hypernymmonastic, monk, scientist

3. Bacon (person) English statesman and philosopher; precursor of British empiricism; advocated inductive reasoning (1561-1626)


Synonyms1st Baron Verulam, Baron Verulam, Francis Bacon, Sir Francis Bacon, Viscount St. Albans


Instance hypernymnational leader, philosopher, solon, statesman









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