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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Bacon  \Ba"con\,  n.  [OF.  bacon,  fr  OHG.  bacho,  bahho  flitch  of 
  bacon,  ham;  akin  to  E.  back  Cf  Back  the  back  side.] 
  The  back  and  sides  of  a  pig  salted  and  smoked;  formerly,  the 
  flesh  of  a  pig  salted  or  fresh. 
 
  {Bacon  beetle}  (Zo["o]l.),  a  beetle  ({Dermestes  lardarius}) 
  which  especially  in  the  larval  state,  feeds  upon  bacon, 
  woolens,  furs,  etc  See  {Dermestes}. 
 
  {To  save  one's  bacon},  to  save  one's  self  or  property  from 
  harm  or  less  [Colloq.] 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  bacon 
  n  1:  back  and  sides  of  a  hog  salted  and  dried  or  smoked;  usually 
  sliced  thin  and  fried 
  2:  1561-1626  [syn:  {Bacon},  {Francis  Bacon},  {Baron  Verulam},  {Viscount 
  St  Albans}] 




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