from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. an indehiscent fruit derived from a single ovary having one or many seeds within a fleshy wall or pericarp: e. g. grape; tomato; cranberry.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A berry, especially a succulent berry, like the gooseberry, in which seeds are distributed throughout a pulpy mass.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. an indehiscent fruit derived from a single ovary having one or many seeds within a fleshy wall or pericarp: e.g. grape; tomato; cranberry
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Not a lot of work mind you, I got $5,000 one year for settin 'bacca.
The Laurel, Laurus, was denominated from Al-Orus: the berry was termed bacca, from Bacchus; Myrrh, Μυῤῥα was from Ham-Ourah; Casia, from
But now our 'bacca's all give out, the men can't have their smoke,
Here they met the same tribe, (known as Wognie's,) and bartered "bacca" and "bissika," against "moro wappi," or fish, with which the camp was plentifully supplied in the evening.
-- At daylight the party started forward, accompanied by a strong detachment of "black guards," who were much disgusted when the greater number of them were dismissed before they had proceeded far, no doubt wishing and expecting to share in the "bacca" or "bissiker," which would reward the pilots.
At morn when startin for mi wark, a bit o 'bacca's sweet,
"Niver heed that, they'll keep mi belly warm," said Tommy, "but th 'bacca's done, soa aw mun be making mi way shorter.
_] [Footnote 19: Thus, while at some stations in New Holland clergymen explained in English the principles of Christianity, the thoughts of the natives strayed to subjects more familiar, and cries of "bacca" and
To be honest it's a simplistic switch of words to go from Chew to Jew and merge it with the bacca we all know and love, so it's no surprise that someone beat me to the punch by about 30 years, I reckon.
See, it was stuff like that what made ol 'Jesse rich and well-known down here and proved he was a Christian man because he didn't just help the big tobacco companies over in Winston-Salem; he also helped the local farmer with his ten-acre allotment and made sure prices stayed up no matter what and there was no taxes on the' bacca that went overseas.