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biffin

[bif-in] /ˈbɪf ɪn/
noun
1.
a deep-red cooking apple native to Britain.
Origin
1785-1795
1785-95; variant of beefing (so called from color of beef); see -ing3
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biffin

/ˈbɪfɪn/
noun
1.
(Brit) a variety of red cooking apple
Word Origin
C18: from beefin ox for slaughter, from beef; referring to the apple's colour
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