braird

[ braird ]
/ brɛərd /
Chiefly Scot.

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.

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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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