from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. a framework or grill upon which meat is laid to dry, or to be roasted
- v. to dry meat on such a frame
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A wooden frame or grid for roasting, smoking, or drying meat over fire.
- n. A place where meat is smoked.
- n. Buccaned meat.
- transitive v. To expose (meat) in strips to fire and smoke upon a buccan.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- See bucan, bucaneer, bucaneerish.
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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.