another name for bird’s-foot trefoil
noun a pig that weighs between 83 and 101 kg, from which bacon is cut
of or relating to the philosopher Francis Bacon or his doctrines. an adherent of the Baconian philosophy. Historical Examples The collecting together of these books originated with that distinguished Baconian scholar, Mr. W. M. Safford. The Mystery of Francis Bacon William T. Smedley All the problems of woodland cookery are best saved by the Baconian […]
- Baconian method
induction (def 4a). Historical Examples All the problems of woodland cookery are best saved by the Baconian method. Days Off Henry Van Dyke Baconian method [(bay-koh-nee-uhn)] A method of experimentation, created by Francis Bacon in the seventeenth century, that derives its conclusions from observed facts rather than from previous conclusions or theories.
- Baconian theory
the theory attributing the authorship of Shakespeare’s plays to Francis Bacon.