biffin

[ bif-in ]
/ ˈbɪf ɪn /
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noun

a deep-red cooking apple native to Britain.

Nearby words

  1. bifarious,
  2. bifariously,
  3. biff,
  4. biffer,
  5. biffex,
  6. biffo,
  7. biffy,
  8. bifid,
  9. bifid cranium,
  10. bifid tongue

Origin of biffin

1785–95; variant of beefing (so called from color of beef); see -ing3

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British Dictionary definitions for biffin

biffin

/ (ˈbɪfɪn) /

noun

British a variety of red cooking apple

Word Origin for biffin

C18: from beefin ox for slaughter, from beef; referring to the apple's colour

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