hurds

plural noun \ˈhərdz\

Definition of hurds

  1. :  the coarse parts of flax or hemp that adhere to the fiber after it is separated —called also hards

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Origin and Etymology of hurds

Middle English herdes, hurdes (plural), from Old English heordan (plural); akin to Old English -heord hair of a woman's head, Old Norse haddr hair of a woman's head, Greek keskeon tow, Russian kosa braid


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