bif·​fin | \ ˈbi-fən \
plural -s

Definition of biffin

1 : an English apple of a variety often sold after being dried in the oven
2 British : an apple that has been baked and flattened into a cake

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History and Etymology for biffin

earlier beefen, from obsolete beefin ox for slaughter, from Middle English, from (assumed) Middle English beefing, from Middle English beef + -ing one of a (specified) kind; from its deep-red color

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“Biffin.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 Jul. 2020.

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