Definition of Braeburn
: a red, firm apple of New Zealand origin with crisp, juicy, sweet to slightly tart flesh … 1 cup grated apple, preferably a slightly tart variety such as Braeburn … — Martha Rose Shulman, New York Times, 13 Dec. 2012 Braeburns are great for snacking and baking. — Lexington (Kentucky) Herald Leader, 8 Oct. 2006
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Origin and Etymology of braeburn
after Braeburn, locality in the Moutere River valley, South Island, New Zealand, where the apple was first commercially grown
First Known Use: 1973
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