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bigarreau

[big-uh-roh, big-uh-roh] /ˈbɪg əˌroʊ, ˌbɪg əˈroʊ/
noun
1.
a large, heart-shaped variety of sweet cherry, having firm flesh.
Origin of bigarreau
1620-1630
1620-30; < French, equivalent to bigarr(é) variegated (past participle of bigarrer, perhaps bi(s) twice (see bis1) + -garrer, verbal derivative of Middle French garre of two colors; of obscure origin) + -eau noun suffix (earlier -el < Latin -ellus)
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Examples from the Web for bigarreau
Historical Examples
  • In 1909, a Smith was listed, with Smith's bigarreau as a synonym.

    The Cherries of New York U. P. Hedrick
  • The trees require much moisture, especially sorts with large leaves, such as the bigarreau and Heart Cherries.

  • Florence is very large and late, succeeding the bigarreau, but requires a warm soil and aspect.

  • Elkhorn has served its day and is now being rapidly superseded by other cherries of the bigarreau group to which it belongs.

    The Cherries of New York U. P. Hedrick
  • Though of the bigarreau group the flesh is too tender to well withstand harvesting, shipping and the brown-rot.

    The Cherries of New York U. P. Hedrick
  • Windsor is the standard late bigarreau and one of the most profitable of the hard-fleshed cherries grown in New York.

    The Cherries of New York U. P. Hedrick
British Dictionary definitions for bigarreau

bigarreau

/ˈbɪɡəˌrəʊ; ˌbɪɡəˈrəʊ/
noun
1.
any of several heart-shaped varieties of sweet cherry that have firm flesh
Word Origin
C17: from French, from bigarré mottled
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