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Definition of BUN

3 definitions found:

Bun \Bun\, Bunn \Bunn\, n. [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.]
     1. 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. [1913 Webster +PJC]

     2. a type of coiffure in which the hair is gathered into a coil or knot at the top of the head. [PJC]

     3. pl. the buttocks. [slang]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

BUN \BUN\ n. [acronym] (Med.)
     same as

     {blood urea nitrogen}; the concentration of nitrogen in blood present in the form of urea; -- used as a measure of kidney function.

     Note: Blood usually contains 10 to 15 mg of nitrogen per 100 ml in the form of urea. --Stedman. [PJC]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

37 Moby Thesaurus words for "bun":
     Danish, Danish pastry, English muffin, Parker House roll, Yorkshire pudding, bagel, bialy, bialystoker, braid, chignon, clover-leaf roll, coffee cake, coil, crescent roll, croissant, cross bun, crumpet, cue, gem, hard roll, hot cross bun, kaiser roll, knot, muffin, onion roll, pigtail, pinwheel roll, plait, popover, queue, rattail, roll, scone, soft roll, tail, topknot, twist

Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 [moby-thesaurus]

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