ba·​guette | \ba-ˈget \

Definition of baguette 

1 : a gem having the shape of a narrow rectangle also : the shape itself

2 : a long thin loaf of French bread

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Le Banneton Café: Excellent French-style baguettes, pastries, and coffee. Hanya Yanagihara, Condé Nast Traveler, "Why Luang Prabang Is the Ideal Southeast Asian City," 20 Nov. 2018 My guide taught me how to scrutinize and savor baguettes, croissants and cheese, and how to appreciate the French as expert eaters. Rick Steves' Europe, The Seattle Times, "Specialized tours enrich travel," 14 Nov. 2018 Our recommendation is to locate the nearest boulangerie, buy a baguette (only a couple Euro, usually) and a few other essentials, and have a truly Parisian picnic. Hanna Howard, Teen Vogue, "Paris Study Abroad: 7 Things to Do That Won’t Take All Your Euros," 12 Oct. 2018 Garlic toast points ½ pound unsalted butter, softened 1 tablespoon garlic powder 1 tablespoon salt 2 French baguettesPreheat oven to 350 degrees. Kathryn Gregory, The Courier-Journal, "Celebrate Fourth of July with these Louisville chef throwback recipes," 2 July 2018 Another noteworthy pick is the garlicky chickpea spread ($2 each) smeared on a cut of crusty Gaston’s Bakery baguette, with a piece of pickled celery on top. James Patrick Kelly, idahostatesman, "Downtown Boise’s Txikiteo bolsters the list of locally owned Basque eateries," 30 May 2018 Kendall Jenner, on the other hand, pulled out the low-rise jeans, graffiti T-shirt, baguette bag, and Von Dutch hat for the occasion. Avery Matera, Teen Vogue, "Drake Gave Chanel Bags as Favors at His Birthday Party," 26 Oct. 2018 When in need of a quick summer meal, grab a baguette and some toppings. Olivia Hall, The Seattle Times, "Ways to eat well in the summer heat (no stove required)," 13 Aug. 2018 With sliced smoked sausage and a cubed French baguette for dipping. Steve Rosenbloom,, "Does ESPN’s Chauncey Billups know how much he pantsed the Bulls?," 22 June 2018

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First Known Use of baguette

1926, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for baguette

French, literally, rod, from Middle French, from Italian bacchetta, ultimately from Latin baculum staff

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English Language Learners Definition of baguette

: a long, thin loaf of French bread

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