Bigg
Big Big, Bigg Bigg, n. [OE. bif, bigge; akin to Icel. bygg, Dan. byg, Sw. bjugg.] (Bot.) Barley, especially the hardy four-rowed kind. [1913 Webster]

``Bear interchanges in local use, now with barley, now with bigg.'' --New English Dict. [1913 Webster]


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