bun

Definitions

  • HOT CROSS BUNS
    HOT CROSS BUNS
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n bun small rounded bread either plain or sweet
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Additional illustrations & photos:

And I had one of those little round bun arrangements And I had one of those little round bun arrangements

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: There are an average of 178 sesame seeds on a McDonald's Big Mac bun.
    • Bun a type of coiffure in which the hair is gathered into a coil or knot at the top of the head.
    • Bun any of a variety of slightly sweetened or plain raised cakes or bisquits, often having a glazing of sugar and milk on the top crust; as, a hot cross bun .
    • Bun the buttocks.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Scientists with high-speed cameras have discovered that rain drops are not tear shaped but rather look like hamburger buns.
    • n bun A slightly sweetened and flavored roll or biscuit; a sweet kind of bread baked in small cakes, generally round.
    • n bun A dry stalk; the dry stalk of hemp stripped of its rind.
    • n bun The tail of a hare.
    • n bun A rabbit. Also called bunny.
    • n bun A flat-bottomed boat square at both ends.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: McDonald's "Big Mac" slogan, introduced in 1975, is: "Two all beef patties, special sauce, lettuce, cheese, pickles, onions, and a sesame seed bun."
    • n Bun bun a kind of sweet cake.
    • n Bun bun a dry stalk: a hare's scut: a rabbit.
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Idioms

Bun in the oven - If a woman has a bun in the oven, she is pregnant.
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Wee buns - (Irish) If a task was wee buns, it means it was very easy. It is similar to "piece of cake"
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Scot. bun, bunn, OE. bunne, bonne,; fr. Celtic; cf. Ir. bunna, Gael. bonnach, or OF. bugne, tumor, Prov. F. bugne, a kind of pancake; akin to OHG. bungo, bulb, MHG. bunge, Prov. E. bung, heap, cluster, bunny, a small swelling
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Prob. Gael. bun, a root.

Usage

In literature:

In a row among the ashes were the soaked, dust-covered remains of the precious currant-buns.
"For the Sake of the School" by Angela Brazil
Who would go and fetch the buns?
"The Promised Land" by Mary Antin
My penny buns all vanished, that was one ray of comfort.
"My Friend Smith" by Talbot Baines Reed
You should have seen him walk into that bun!
"Boycotted" by Talbot Baines Reed
Who played this trick on me and spoiled my buns?
"The Curlytops and Their Pets" by Howard R. Garis
You go to luncheon parties at The Star and Garter, and we have buns and tea in an ABC shop, and pay an extra penny for cream.
"More About Peggy" by Mrs G. de Horne Vaizey
We christened them `The Currant Buns,' and hated them from the first moment.
"Etheldreda the Ready" by Mrs. George de Horne Vaizey
Here, I say, though, it won't make him think breakfast's ready, will it, and send him scrambling off after buns?
"Glyn Severn's Schooldays" by George Manville Fenn
But here's the Bun coming up to speak to you.
"The Ocean Cat's Paw" by George Manville Fenn
I get up and makee fi' keep bun; no let fi' go out.
"To The West" by George Manville Fenn
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In poetry:

Peste-a noptii feerie
Se ridicã mândra lunã,
Totu-i vis si armonie -
Noapte bunã!
"Somnoroase Pãsãrele" by Mihai Eminescu
Why does the world before him
Melt in a million suns,
Why do his yellow, yearning eyes
Burn like saffron buns?
"Innocent's Song" by Charles Causley
Now for the tea of our host,
Now for the rollicking bun,
Now for the muffin and toast,
Now for the gay Sally Lunn!
"The Sorcerer: Act I" by William Schwenck Gilbert
Now for the tea of our host—
Now for the rollicking bun—
Now for the muffin and toast—
Now for the gay Sally Lunn!
"The Sorcerer: Act II" by William Schwenck Gilbert
A Decadent was dribbling by;
“Lady,” he said, “you seem undone;
You need a panacea; try
This sample of the Bodley bun.
"A Ballad Of A Bun" by Sir Owen Seaman
He gave her of his golden store,
Such hunger hovered in her look;
She took the bun, and asked for more,
And went away and wrote a book.
"A Ballad Of A Bun" by Sir Owen Seaman

In news:

Cinnamon buns were the inspiration.
This recipe calls for 12 fully baked cinnamon buns .
If you get raw cinnamon buns , bake them according to package directions, let them.
12 large glazed cinnamon buns .
Pour the egg mixture over the pieces of cinnamon buns .
Nikki Reed's Half-Bow Bun .
Red's hot dog stand thinks outside the bun .
Taco Bell thinks 'outside the bun ' with new desserts.
With that tribute to his fallen UnderGround Kingz producer and rhyme partner, Bun B launched into a 45-minute set of throwed Southern rap by taking the tats and taco crowd to "Chuuch".
This week, Heather shows you how to create a sock bun hairstyle.
Vietnam has its steamed buns .
The buns will be together at The Bun Shop, a cafe headed to Mount Vernon.
The Bun Shop will have things like Vietnamese steam buns filled with pork.
And rotiboy, also know as Mexican coffee buns , a Malaysian treat.
I can't wait to style even more height-defying buns .
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In science:

The variety Z comes together with a pro jective bunπ−→Z , and we define Ed := π∗OP (d).
Subvarieties of general type on a general projective hypersurface
Since ρnj (r) are asymptotically independent, √n( bUn − µ(r, J )) and √n(ρn (r, J ) − µ(r, J )) both converge in distribution to N (0, ν (r, J )).
Relative Density of the Random $r$-Factor Proximity Catch Digraph for Testing Spatial Patterns of Segregation and Association
For the last step, to show limn→∞ |n−1/2 bUn (ω) − U ∗n (ω)| = 0 in P -probability, truncate the sum (5.31) and the integral (5.29), use a Riemann approximation of the sum, introduce an intermediate scale for further partitioning and appeal to the ergodic theorem, as was done in Lemma 4.6.
Current fluctuations of a system of one-dimensional random walks in random environment
The crucial difference comes at the point (5.31) where bUn is introduced.
Current fluctuations of a system of one-dimensional random walks in random environment
Thus, ¯BUn (x; δ) is a cartesian product of definable sets, whence definable by Lemma 1.10 of .
Definable Functions in Urysohn's Metric Space
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