baguette /baˈɡɛt/


I. noun

1. a long, narrow French loaf.
2. [often as modifier] a gem, especially a diamond, cut in a long rectangular shape

a baguette diamond.
[Architecture] a small moulding, semicircular in section.
4. a slim, rectangular handbag with a short strap.
– origin early 18th cent. (in sense 3): from French, from Italian bacchetto, diminutive of bacchio, from Latin baculum ‘staff’. Sense 1 and sense 2 date from the 20th cent.

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