Pronunciation: (bu-gēn'), [key]
1. a dance in bolero rhythm that originated in Martinique.
2. a modern social dance based on the beguine.
3. music for either of these dances.
Pronunciation: (beg'ēn, bā'gēn, bu-gēn'), [key]
—n. Rom. Cath. Ch.
a member of a lay sisterhood, founded in Liège in the 12th century.
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