- a deep-red cooking apple native to Britain.
Origin of biffin
1785–95; variant of beefing (so called from color of beef); see -ing3
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Examples from the Web for biffin
What if Biffin—the respectable Biffin—should again come forward!
Horrible position of little Biffin, who proposes a new round game.Mr. Punch In Society
At that moment Biffin, overwrought with excitement, forgot himself.
As she looked after him along the deck, the head of Major Biffin appeared to her, emerging from the saloon stairs.
Major Biffin was the happiest man in the world, and Mrs. Cox went to her berth that night not altogether dissatisfied.
- British a variety of red cooking apple
C18: from beefin ox for slaughter, from beef; referring to the apple's colour
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