[ hahrdz ]
/ hɑrdz /
the refuse or coarser parts of flax or hemp, separated in hackling.
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Also hurds [hurdz] /hɜrdz/ .
Origin of hards
First recorded before 900; Middle English herdes, Old English heordan
Words nearby hards
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British Dictionary definitions for hards
/ (hɑːdz) /
coarse fibres and other refuse from flax and hemp
Word Origin for hards
Old English heordan (plural); related to Middle Dutch hēde, Greek keskeon tow
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