plural -s
: a fig of the first crop ripening on the old wood

Word History


Spanish breva, alteration of Old Spanish bebra, from Latin (ficus) bifera twice-bearing fig, from ficus fig + bifera, feminine of bifer twice-bearing, from bi- bi- entry 1 + -fer ferous

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“Breba.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Mar. 2024.

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