braird

[ braird ]
/ brɛərd /
Chiefly Scot.
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noun

the first sprouts or shoots of grass, corn, or other crops; new growth.

verb (used without object)

(of a crop or a seed) to sprout; appear above the ground.

Nearby words

  1. brainwashing,
  2. brainwave,
  3. brainwork,
  4. brainworm,
  5. brainy,
  6. braise,
  7. braising,
  8. brak,
  9. brake,
  10. brake band

Origin of braird

1400–50; late Middle English breird, variant of brerd a sprout, to sprout, Old English brerd edge, top; akin to brad

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