Brae·​burn | \ ˈbrā-ˌbərn How to pronounce Braeburn (audio) \
plural Braeburns

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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First Known Use of Braeburn

1973, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Braeburn

after Braeburn, locality in the Moutere River valley, South Island, New Zealand, where the apple was first commercially grown

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“Braeburn.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 May. 2021.

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