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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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