Definition of Red Fife in US English:

Red Fife

(also Red Fyfe)


  • A high-quality, rust-resistant variety of spring wheat, probably originally of Ukrainian origin, popularized in Canada in the second half of the 19th cent.


Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Wisconsin Mirror. From red + the name of David Fife, Scottish-born Canadian farmer, who introduced the variety to Canada in 1842.


Red Fife

/ˌrɛd ˈfʌɪf/