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Sunday, September 04, 2011

Definitions for braird

  1. To sprout; appear above the ground.
  2. The first sprouts or shoots of grass, corn, or other crops; new growth.

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Citations for braird
Oats require about a fortnight to braird in ordinary weather. Henry Stephens, The book of the farm
And yet, in puny, distorted, phantasmal shapes albeit,/It will braird again; it will force its way up/Through unexpectable fissures. Hugh MacDiarmid, On a Raised Beach
Origin of braird
late Middle English
1400-1450
Braird derives from the Old English brerd, "edge, top."