bigarreau

[big-uh-roh, big-uh-roh]
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noun

a large, heart-shaped variety of sweet cherry, having firm flesh.

Nearby words

  1. bigamist,
  2. bigamous,
  3. bigamously,
  4. bigamy,
  5. bigarade,
  6. bigass,
  7. bigeminal,
  8. bigeminal pulse,
  9. bigeminal rhythm,
  10. bigeminy

Origin of bigarreau

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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British Dictionary definitions for bigarreau

bigarreau

noun

any of several heart-shaped varieties of sweet cherry that have firm flesh

Word Origin for bigarreau

C17: from French, from bigarré mottled

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