biggins

biggin

1 [big-in]
noun Archaic.
1.
a close-fitting cap worn especially by children in the 16th and 17th centuries.
2.
a soft cap worn while sleeping; nightcap.

Origin:
1520–30; < Middle French beguin kind of hood or cap, orig. one worn by a Beguine

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biggin

2 [big-in]
noun
a coffeepot, usually silver, having a separate container in which the coffee is immersed while being boiled.

Origin:
after Biggin, the name of its early 19th-century inventor

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biggin or biggon1 (ˈbɪɡɪn)
 
n
a plain close-fitting cap, often tying under the chin, worn in the Middle Ages and by children in the 17th century
 
[C16: from French béguin; see beguine]
 
biggon or biggon1
 
n
 
[C16: from French béguin; see beguine]

biggin2 (ˈbɪɡən)
 
n
(Scot) a construction, esp a house or cottage
 
[see big²]

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