ber·​tha | \ ˈbər-thə How to pronounce bertha (audio) \

Definition of bertha

: a wide round collar covering the shoulders

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Recent Examples on the Web Grape tomatoes, bush early girl tomatoes, garden salsa peppers, big bertha peppers and golden bell peppers will also be available. Staff Report, Daily Southtown, "Community news," 3 May 2017

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First Known Use of bertha

1842, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for bertha

French berthe, from Berthe (Bertha) †783 queen of the Franks

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“Bertha.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Jun. 2020.

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