Meaning of biga in English:

biga

Pronunciation /ˈbiːɡə/

noun

mass noun
  • A thick mixture of flour, water, and yeast that is allowed to ferment for some time before being combined with fresh dough to make bread, used especially in Italian baking.

    • ‘the cooking time is about 90 minutes, plus at least 15 hours to chill the biga and let the dough rise’

Origin

Italian.