braird


braird

braird [braird]Chiefly Scot. ExamplesWord Origin noun

  1. the first sprouts or shoots of grass, corn, or other crops; new growth.

verb (used without object)

  1. (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 to brad Examples from the Web for braird Historical Examples of braird

  • 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

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