A tight roll of hair worn at the back of the head.

The bun is the stereotypical (or perhaps archetypal) hairstyle for female librarians.

Bun, Bunn (?), n. [Scot. bun, bunn, OE. bunne, bonne; fr. Celtic; cf. Ir. bunna, Gael. bonnach, or OF. bugne tumor, Prov. F. bugne a kind of pancake; akin to OHG. bungo bulb, MHG. bunge, Prov. E. bung heap, cluster, bunny a small swelling.]

A slightly sweetened raised cake or bisquit with a glazing of sugar and milk on the top crust.

 

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