bigarreau

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

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

Origin of bigarreau

1
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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How to use bigarreau in a sentence

  • In 1909, a Smith was listed, with Smith's bigarreau as a synonym.

    The Cherries of New York | U. P. Hedrick
  • Elkhorn has served its day and is now being rapidly superseded by other cherries of the bigarreau group to which it belongs.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
  • White bigarreau is a cherry of the past, having been considered one of the good sorts of a century ago.

    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

Origin of bigarreau

1
C17: from French, from bigarré mottled

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