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