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biffin

[ bif-in ]
/ ˈbɪf ɪn /
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noun
a deep-red cooking apple native to Britain.
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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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