Braeburn

noun

Brae·​burn ˈbrā-ˌbərn How to pronounce Braeburn (audio)
plural Braeburns
: 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 BraeburnMartha Rose Shulman, New York Times, 13 Dec. 2012
Braeburns are great for snacking and baking.Lexington (Kentucky) Herald Leader, 8 Oct. 2006

Word History

Etymology

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

First Known Use

1973, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Braeburn was in 1973

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“Braeburn.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Braeburn. Accessed 25 Jul. 2024.

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