B

B.A.
baby back ribs
baby’s breath
backfill
backfin crabmeat
backflow
backlight (v)
backlighting (n)
backpiece
backplate
backroads
back side
backside (n; rear end, bum, butt)
backsplash
backstitch (n, v)
back up (v)
backup (n, adj)
backyard
bad cholesterol (second reference)
baguette
baked beans
baking sheet (for food other than cookies)
baklava
Bali Pops (Hoffman fabric precuts; trademarked)
balled-and-burlapped (adj)
ball peen hammer
ballpoint pen (added 5.5.14)
balustrade
baluster
bandanna
band saw
banh mi
banister
banquet (meal)
banquette (seating)
barathea (fabric)
barely-there (adj)
bare-root (adj)
bargello (needlework that produces a zigzag pattern)
barn board (n)
barn-board (adj)
barnwood
barrette
barstool
base coat (n)
base-coat (v)
basket weave (n)
basket-weave (adj, v)
Basque (language, people)
basque (bodice)
baste
bath time (n)
bath-time (adj)
Battenberg lace
Bavarian cream
bay window (adj, n)
beachline
beaded (paneling, ceiling material, board)
beaded-board (adj)
beadwork
beam work
bean sprouts
béarnaise sauce
beaux arts
bed-and-breakfast
bedcover
bedsheet
bed skirt
bedspread
bedspring
beef Bourguignon
beef Wellington
Before (n, adj)
before-and-after
Belgian endive
below-grade (adj)
belowground (adj)
belsnickle
beltline
bench top
berber
bergère
beribbon (v)
best seller (n)
best-selling (adj)
beta-carotene
Better Homes & Gardens®
Better Homes & Gardens Special Interest Publications® (no italic)
Better Homes & Gardens Test Garden® (no italic)
Better Homes & Gardens® Test Kitchen
BHG.com® (no italic)
(for more Better Homes & Gardens trademarks, see Trademarks, Meredith)
bête noire
bias-slice (v)
bias-sliced (adj)
bias slicing (n)
Bible Belt
bifold
bight (length of a machine sttich)
bilevel
birdbath
birdcage
bird feeder
birdhouse
birdseed
bird’s-eye (adj)
bird’s-eye-piqué
bird-watch (v)
bird-watcher
bird-watching
bishop sleeve (n)
bishop-sleeve (adj)
biweekly
blackout (adj)
blanch (not blanche)
blanket stitch (n)
blanket-stitch (v)
blasé
blind-hem stitch
blind stitch (n)
blindstitch (v)
bling-bling
block of the month
block-of-the-month (adj)
blond wood
bloodlust
blood meal
bloody mary (no caps)
blueprint
bluestone
board-and-batten (adj, n)
boardinghouse
bobeche
bodice
boho
bok choy (pakchoi)
bologna
bombé
bombe (a molded ice cream dessert)
bona fide
bon appétit
bonemeal
bon mot
bon vivant
bon voyage
bookcase
bookholder
bookrack
bookshelf
Boston baked beans
bouclé
bouillabaisse
bouillon (soup)
bowfront
bow tie
box pleat (n)
box-pleat (v)
box-pleated (adj)
box spring
box stitch (n)
box-stitch (v)
brand-new
bratwurst
braunschweiger
breadbasket
breadboard
bread crumbs
breadstick
brick-clad (adj)
brick-and-mortar (adj)
Brie
brioche
bristol board
broadleaf (adj)
Broccolini (trademark: cross between broccoli and Chinese kale)
broccoli rabe
broderie perse (appliquéing cutout chintz designs with embroidery stitches)
broiler-fryer chicken
brooch
brûlée
Brunswick stew
brushed-steel (adj)
brushstroke (n)
Brussels sprouts
Btus
buffalo plaid
buildable
builder-grade (adj)
build in (v)
buildup (n)
built-in (n, adj)
built-up (adj)
bullion fringe
bullion stitch (n)
bullion stitch (v)
bullnose
bull’s-eye
bump out (v)
bump-out (n)
bundt cake (the cake itself is not trademarked) (added 9/19/17)
Bundt pan (trademarked; use “fluted tube pan”)
bunk bed
burgundy (color)
Burgundy (wine)
bust line
butcher block (n)
butcher-block (adj)
buttercream
button-down (adj)
buttonhole stitch (n)
buttonhole-stitch (v)
buymanship
buy out (v)
buyout (n)
byproduct

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