baguette

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WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
ba•guette  (ba get),USA pronunciation n. 
  1. Jewelry
    • Jewelrya rectangular shape given to a small gem, esp. a diamond, by cutting and polishing.
    • a gem having this shape.
  2. Architecturea small convex molding, esp. one of semicircular section.
  3. Fooda long, narrow loaf of French bread.
Also,  ba•guet. 
  • Latin baculus) + -etta -ette
  • Italian bacchetta little stick, equivalent. to bacch(io) stick (
  • French
  • 1720–30

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
baguette, baguet /bæˈɡɛt/ n
  1. a narrow French stick loaf
  2. a small gem cut as a long rectangle
  3. a small moulding having a semicircular cross section
Etymology: 18th Century: from French, from Italian bacchetta a little stick, from bacchio rod, from Latin baculum walking stick
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