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braird

[braird]Chiefly Scot.
noun
  1. the first sprouts or shoots of grass, corn, or other crops; new growth.
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verb (used without object)
  1. (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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Examples from the Web for braird

Historical Examples

  • The standing bush keeps frost off the braird, which could not look better.

    The Narrative of Gordon Sellar Who Emigrated to Canada in 1825

    Gordon Sellar

  • Somewhere about twelve days after the sowing the shoots appear above ground, when the “braird” is about four inches high.

    The Khedive's Country

    George Manville Fenn