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

Love words?

You must — there are over 200,000 words in our free online dictionary, but you are looking for one that’s only in the Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary.

Start your free trial today and get unlimited access to America's largest dictionary, with:

  • More than 250,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
  • Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
  • Advanced search features
  • Ad free!

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

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about Braeburn

Time Traveler for Braeburn

Time Traveler

The first known use of Braeburn was in 1973

See more words from the same year

Statistics for Braeburn

Cite this Entry

“Braeburn.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 31 May. 2020.

Comments on Braeburn

What made you want to look up Braeburn? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).


See Definitions and Examples »

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

May 2020 Words of the Day Quiz

  • a blooming wisteria tree
  • Which is a synonym of exiguous?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

Dictionary Devil

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!