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Etymology 1[edit]

Named after butcher Matthew Bramley, who owned the tree from which cuttings were taken in the mid-1800s.


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Bramley (plural Bramleys)

  1. A cultivar of apple, used especially as a cooking apple.
    Bramleys are a good choice when making pies.
Usage notes[edit]
  • Used attributively in the phrase "Bramley apple"

Etymology 2[edit]

From Old English brom (broom) + leah (wood clearing, meadow), like Bromley. Equivalent to broom +‎ -ley (lea).

 Bramley on Wikipedia

Proper noun[edit]


  1. Any of several places in England:
    1. A village in North East Derbyshire district, Derbyshire (OS grid ref SK4079).
    2. A village in Basingstoke and Deane district, Hampshire (OS grid ref SU6559).
    3. A village in the Metropolitan Borough of Rotherham, South Yorkshire (OS grid ref SK4892).
    4. A village and civil parish in Waverley borough, Surrey (OS grid ref TQ0144).
    5. A suburb in the Metropolitan Borough of Leeds, West Yorkshire (OS grid ref SE2434).
  2. A suburb of Johannesburg, South Africa.
  3. A small townsite in the South West Region of Western Australia.
  4. A habitational surname from Old English.