Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- See bucan, bucaneer, bucaneerish.
- n. a framework or grill upon which meat is laid to dry, or to be roasted
- v. to dry meat on such a frame
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A wooden frame or grid for roasting, smoking, or drying meat over fire.
- n. A place where meat is smoked.
- n. Buccaned meat.
- v. To expose (meat) in strips to fire and smoke upon a buccan.
“Take a name synonymous with piracy - Buccaneer, it comes from a native american Arawak word buccan for a wooden frame used to smoke meat.”
“The little boy responds, "On either side o 'me' buccan 'head!”
“Current Music: where are my buccaneers? under my buccan--hat!”
“Their name of buccaneers comes from buccan, an Indian word signifying a smoke-house, in which beef and other meats were dried; as one of the earliest enterprises of the rovers was the stealing of Spanish cattle in San”
“In French, a boucanier was a person who so prepared meat; eventually the word, which became buccaneer in English, came to mean a freebooter or pirate because of the habit of such persons to use a buccan to cure their meat.”
“A French suffix accounts for part of buccaneer, which derives from buccan (or bucan or boucan), a French version of the Tupí makem, meaning a wooden frame for roasting, smoking, or drying meat over a fire.”
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