braird

noun
\ ˈbra(a)(ə)rd, -a(a)əd \
plural -s

Definition of braird

 (Entry 1 of 2)

British
: the first shoots or sprouts (of grass or grain) to appear above the ground
\ " \
-ed/-ing/-s

Definition of braird (Entry 2 of 2)

British
: to sprout or spring up from the ground : germinate

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History and Etymology for braird

Noun

Middle English breirde, probably from Old English brerd edge, rim; akin to Old English brord point, Old High German brort point, margin, Old Norse broddr point, Middle Irish brot goad, Old Slavic brŭzda bridle

Intransitive verb

Middle English breirden, from breirde, noun

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“Braird.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/braird. Accessed 27 January 2020.

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