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Fagott (Ger.), fagotto (It.), fagote (Sp.).
1. The bassoon. The name derives from fagotto (It., ‘bundle of sticks’), possibly applied jokingly to the phagotum, a kind of bagpipe invented by Canon Afranio of Ferrara in 1521. In the 16th cent. the word fagotto covered a range of instr., such as the curtal or dulcian which are forerunners of the modern bn.

2. Organ stop, same as bn.