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plural -s
: the first shoots or sprouts (of grass or grain) to appear above the ground


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intransitive verb

: to sprout or spring up from the ground : germinate

Word History



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.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Apr. 2024.

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