Definition of Braeburn in English:



  • A dessert apple of a variety with crisp flesh, first grown in New Zealand.

    ‘She did these tests on more than 138,000 pounds of Gala, Jonagold, Braeburn, Granny Smith, Fuji, and Golden and Red Delicious apples.’
    • ‘One of the most popular apple varieties is Braeburn, which constitutes 30 to 40 per cent of the New Zealand harvest.’
    • ‘The discovery and commercialization of new apple varieties like Gala and Braeburn (now grown worldwide) helped keep the apple industry afloat in the 1970s in the face of strong international pressures on New Zealand's production.’
    • ‘Ask yourself what's your favourite apple and you'd probably say either Royal Gala or Braeburn.’
    • ‘My hopes for a rather spiced-up lunch break were dashed when I realised that ‘Pink Ladies’ are actually a brand of apple, rather similar to a Braeburn.’
    • ‘And for dessert, what about an apple tart made with full-flavoured Braeburn apples, using a classic French recipe that, like the cauliflower soup, depends on careful preparation rather than fancy ingredients.’
    • ‘Our grandchildren planted some Braeburn apple pips and they have all grown.’
    • ‘Some of the newer varieties, such as Fuji and Braeburn, contain more than four teaspoons of sugar, according to the Food Standards Agency.’
    • ‘I've no idea what goes wrong, but he buys ‘Braeburns’ that are the most powdery, disgusting, horrible things you could imagine.’
    • ‘Even the Braeburns - a wonderfully Scottish name if ever there was one - are as likely as not imported from New Zealand.’
    • ‘Of course, the work is very difficult to predict - if we get a different kind of climate one year then the Braeburn will come on during a different week from the week they came on last year.’
    • ‘Cosentino dashes off to check out some Braeburn apples, which he will use in a rutabaga-and-pasta dish.’
    • ‘Then I realized he thought we were going to the Store Which Sells Apples, As In Braeburn.’
    • ‘By the 2004-2005 growing season, projected crop profiles suggest that Pacific Rose will be second only to Braeburn in total export volumes of fruit.’



/ˈbrābərn/ /ˈbreɪbərn/


1950s from Braeburn Orchards, where it was first grown commercially.