a sweet, spongy yeast cake with raisins, traditionally made in the form of a high cylinder, either solid or with a hole, often glazed, and sometimes flavored with rum.
- Babo’s law
noun (chem) the law stating that the vapour pressure of a solution is reduced in proportion to the amount of solute added
babu. a Hindu title of address equivalent to Sir, Mr., or Esquire. a Hindu gentleman. a native Indian clerk who can write English. Usually Disparaging. any native Indian having only a limited knowledge of English. Historical Examples But baboo Dass swore he had seen a beast with his hands on the window. The Three Sapphires […]
any of various large, terrestrial monkeys of the genus Papio and related genera, of Africa and Arabia, having a doglike muzzle, large cheek pouches, and a short tail. a coarse, ridiculous, or brutish person, especially one of low intelligence. Contemporary Examples “I find ‘the baboon’ suits him better than his real name,” she adds caustically. […]
an uncouth, ridiculous, or brutish condition, attitude, or action. Historical Examples You smiled with satisfaction when you saw how great the improvement was that baboonery had made toward manhood. Rattlin the Reefer Edward Howard But young Nap, now styled Administrator of the baboonery, was before him. Blackwood’s Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 69, No. 423, January 1851 […]