Definition of bigg in English:

bigg

(also big)

noun

English Regional, Scottish, Northern
historical
  • A hardy variety of barley grown mainly in northern England and Scotland. [Now considered to be one of the cultivated varieties of Hordeum vulgare subsp. vulgare, this type of barley was previously known as H. tetrastichum because it appears to have four rows of grains in the ear. barley-bigg, Scotch bigg: see the first elements. Recorded earliest in compounds.]

Origin

Late Middle English. From early Scandinavian (compare Old Icelandic bygg, Norn (Shetland) big, Old Swedish biug (Swedish bjugg), Old Danish biug (Danish byg) barley), cognate with Old English bēow barley, ultimately from the same Indo-European base as be.

Pronunciation

bigg

/bɪɡ/