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Noun: bacon  bey-kun
  1. Back and sides of a hog salted and dried or smoked; usually sliced thin and fried
Noun: Bacon  bey-kun
  1. English statesman and philosopher; precursor of British empiricism; advocated inductive reasoning (1561-1626)
    - Francis Bacon, Sir Francis Bacon, Baron Verulam, 1st Baron Verulam, Viscount St. Albans
     
  2. 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)
    - Roger Bacon

Derived forms: bacons

Type of: cut of pork, monastic, monk, national leader, philosopher, scientist, solon, statesman

Encyclopedia: Bacon, Roger