braird [braird]Chiefly Scot. ExamplesWord Origin 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.
Origin of braird 1400–50; late Middle English breird, variant of brerd a sprout, to sprout, Old English brerd edge, top; akin toExamples from the Web for braird Historical Examples of braird
The standing bush keeps frost off the braird, which could not look better.
Somewhere about twelve days after the sowing the shoots appear above ground, when the “braird” is about four inches high.
George Manville Fenn