a deep-red cooking apple native to Britain.

1785–95; variant of beefing (so called from color of beef); see -ing3 Unabridged
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biffin (ˈbɪfɪn)
(Brit) a variety of red cooking apple
[C18: from beefin ox for slaughter, from beef; referring to the apple's colour]

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Biffin slang used by troupes de marine to designate other infantry units.
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