\ \ [14] The word bun first crops up in 1371, in an Anglo-Latin document relating to different types of bread. Its origins, however, are completely shrouded in mystery. Equally obscure, but presumably unrelated, is another word bun, which in the 16th century meant ‘squirrel’. By the 19th century we find it being used for ‘rabbit’, and it survives in its familiar form bunny.

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  • Bun B — (2008) Bun B (* 19. März 1973 in Port Arthur, Texas; eigentlich Bernard Freeman) ist ein afroamerikanischer Rapper, der derzeit für Rap A Lot Records, einem US amerikanischen Hip Hop Label in Houston arbeitet …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • bun — [bʌn] n [Sense: 1 3, 5; Date: 1300 1400; Origin: Perhaps from Old French bugne swelling (caused by a blow), type of fritter ] [Sense: 4; Date: 1800 1900; Origin: Perhaps from Scottish Gaelic bun; BUNNY] 1.) BrE a small round sweet cake …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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  • 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.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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