breba

noun
bre·​ba | \ ˈbrābə, -āvə \
plural -s

Definition of breba

: a fig of the first crop ripening on the old wood

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History and Etymology for breba

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.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/breba. Accessed 29 Jul. 2021.

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