Ba·con n. The back and sides of a pig salted and smoked; formerly, the flesh of a pig salted or fresh.
Bacon beetle Zool., 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 loss. [Colloq.]
n 1: back and sides of a hog salted and dried or smoked; usually
sliced thin and fried
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) [syn: Roger Bacon]
3: English statesman and philosopher; precursor of British
empiricism; advocated inductive reasoning (1561-1626)
[syn: Francis Bacon, Sir Francis Bacon, Baron Verulam,
1st Baron Verulam, Viscount St. Albans]