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  • n. a deep-red cooking apple native to Britain.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A sort of apple peculiar to Norfolk, Eng.
  • n. A baked apple pressed down into a flat, round cake; a dried apple.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. An excellent cooking-apple cultivated in England, especially in the county of Norfolk. It is often sold in a dried and flattened condition.
  • n. Hence A baked apple crushed into a flat round cake.


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  • While a flag with a dragon or griffin
    Might make a lordly spine stiffen,
    To a stout Norfolk yeoman
    The ennobling omen
    Is a cake of his fine native biffin.

    February 24, 2014